Women Artists

Acquisitions round-up: National Museum of Women in the Arts receives bequest of more than 60 works

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

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Paula Rego’s influence will live on—here's why her market will too

Long undervalued, especially at auction, her works are now appealing to a wider base of collectors and prices are set to rise accordingly

Sex and the Disparity: 20 years on, are art girls really rising?

Thirty-five years ago the Guerrilla Girls took to the streets to protest gender inequality—now memes are helping to remind us that there is much work still to do

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New book reveals how women artists in the 'Age of Revolutions' confound stereotypes

This statistics-driven investigation shows that many of the hundreds of women exhibiting in London and Paris between 1760 and 1830 eschewed the still-life

Howardena Pindell: ‘In terms of museums, I’m optimistic; in terms of the world, I’m pessimistic’

As her touring UK show arrives in Cambridge, the artist discusses historic prejudice in the US generally and the art world in particular, and her long struggle for recognition

America's racial reckoning: inside the controversial Guston show

Plus, London's new Queer Britain museum and a rediscovered work by Caterina Angela Pierozzi

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A world of possibility: Cecilia Alemani, the curator of the 2022 Venice Biennale, discusses the show

The Italian curator, who has organised exhibitions and events throughout the world, reveals the thinking behind her female-dominated exhibition The Milk of Dreams

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Take a fresh look: a new little history of art offers a global perspective

In her forthcoming book, Charlotte Mullins aims to challenge the “myopic prioritisation of male Western art” in earlier art history publications

The Big Review: Faith Ringgold at the New Museum

Each work in the Harlem-born artist’s biggest retrospective to date deserves equal attention

Venice's great women artists step into the limelight through major restoration project

New initiative by Save Venice will focus on more than 30 female artists who worked in the region between the 16th and 18th centuries, from Marietta Robusti to Rosalba Carriera

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Beyond Artemisia: Italy’s forgotten women artists revealed in new book

This well-researched volume confirms that female artists were far more numerous—and talented—than previously recorded

Wadsworth reunites pastel quartet by Rosalba Carriera, 18th-century artist of kings and nobles

Two rediscovered pastels by Carriera, one of the few women artists from the era who gained international acclaim in her lifetime, were reunited with two more from the same series

It's a woman’s world: what sold on Frieze's VIP day

Work by women, much of it featuring women's bodies, has been attracting the attention of buyers at the London fair

National Gallery of Australia commissions its most expensive ever piece of art

Lindy Lee's A$14m sculpture will be one of the country's first environmentally sustainable public works

Triumphant in their time, yet largely erased later: a Met exhibition explores ‘The New Woman Behind the Camera’

Chronicling the work of female photographers from the 1920s to the 1950s, a show organised with the National Gallery of Art breaks significant ground

'Art is our spiritual oxygen': new shows to see in London and New York

We discuss Matthew Barney, Igshaan Adams, Eileen Agar and Louise Bourgeois

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Sotheby’s launches first auction dedicated to women artists—but why do we still need a segregated sale in 2021?

Online sale will span the 17th to the 21st centuries featuring artists including Dorothea Tanning, Hannah Höch and Barbara Hepworth

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Extract | The day Anthony van Dyck received ‘wise advice from the words of a blind woman’—the 17th-century artist Sofonisba Anguissola

New book by Jennifer Higgie gives astute insights into brilliant women artists shut out of art history

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No great women artists? How Linda Nochlin tore apart the art historical narrative 50 years ago

The feminist writer’s renowned essay ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’ challenged the myth of male genius and called for a new way of thinking

Say my name, say my name: huge exhibition aims to put Australian women artists on the map

The show at Canberra's National Gallery of Australia spans the past 120 years and includes works by Nora Heysen, Tracey Moffatt and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Madrid's Prado museum accused of misogyny in open letter after misattributing work to female artist

Uninvited Guests exhibition has "been done from a misogynistic point of view and still projects the misogyny of the 19th century,” says one signatory

Campaign launched to enshrine Corita Kent’s former Los Angeles studio as a historical landmark

The studio where the “nun-turned-artist” produced colourful, conscious works in the 1960s could be demolished

Met adds Clara Peeters still-life to its petit bouquet of works by early women painters

The Flemish painter was at the top of the museum’s wish list and helps fill a large gender gap in the collection

Museum devoted to Palestinian art to celebrate international women's day with exhibition

The show features more than 200 works by women artists such as Samia Halaby and Laila Shawa

Park Avenue Armory to commission 100 women artists for centennial of 19th amendment

Partner institutions across the city will help select artists to commemorate milestone anniversary of womens’ right to vote

Here come the 'angels of anarchy': Surrealist women to steal the shows in 2020

Exhibitions in UK, Europe and US speak to growing public appetite for scholarship on the women of art history

Sculptor Gego closes Brazil museum’s year of women artists

São Paulo survey at Masp shows work by one of the leading figures of the 1950s kinetic and geometric abstraction movement