Great women in art history make a comeback: the New Woman at the Met and Aware in Paris

Plus, Rania Matar's photographic portraits

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Ethel Waters, Carson McCullers, and Julie Harris at the Opening Night Party for "The Member of The Wedding," New York City by Ruth Orkin © Ruth Orkin

It's an all-woman line-up on this week's podcast. Nancy Kenney speaks to Andrea Nelson, the curator of The New Woman Behind the Camera, an exhibition opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and touring later to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Aimee Dawson talks to Camille Morineau, a former Centre Pompidou curator, about the Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions (Aware), an organisation she founded in order to rewrite art history from a more gender-equal perspective.

And in this week’s Work of the Week, Helen Stoilas interviews Orin Zahra, a curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, about a group of photographs in the series SHE (2019) by Rania Matar.

Rania Matar, Rayven, Miami Beach, Florida, from the series “SHE” (2019) © Rania Matar

The Week in Art podcast by The Art Newspaper is available every Friday on our website and all the usual places where you find podcasts. This podcast is sponsored by Christie's.

The New Woman Behind the Camera, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2 July–3 October; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 31 October–30 January 2022