Diary of an art historian

It took 300 years for the art world to recognise Artemisia Gentileschi—now NFTs are reinforcing the bias towards Western male artists

The latest digital craze will only reinforce the structural sexism inherent in the history of art

Detroit Institute of Arts

‘Each employee is very important’: Embattled director of Detroit Institute of Arts responds to findings about management missteps

Salvador Salort-Pons says he has been working with a leadership coach to address complaints about staff members feeling undervalued

Detroit Institute of Arts

Several trustees resign from board of Detroit Institute of Arts as it reaffirms steps to monitor its besieged management

Director Salvador Salort-Pons was faulted in an independent review for authoritarian behaviour and insensitivity to race and gender

Book Shorts

This well illustrated and wittily written book provides a thorough history of men wearing women’s clothes

Transformation, communication, exaggeration and non-conformity are some of the impulses behind cross-dressing


MFA Boston dissects the coded language of gender-bending fashion

Exhibition delves into Western pop culture’s great moments of binary disruption


What books in paintings mean

The significance of books in works of art

Royal Academy of Arts

Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

No end to gender woes? Time’s not up in Asia

There is a gross gender imbalance across the Asian art world, but the representation of female artists, curators and dealers is also on the rise in the region

Women Artists

Images of female sexuality abound at Frieze New York as artists find new ways to challenge perceptions

Women doing it for (and to) themselves

Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls: Rewriting art history from the distaff side

“Do women have to be naked to get into the Met?” and other pointers on the good, the bad and the ugly of women in art


Books: Looking at women in Paola Tinagli's "Women in Italian Renaissance art"

No great women artists? But they star in all the pictures

Women Artists

Women artists provide alternative view at the Whitechapel

“Inside the visible” is on show until 8 December