Linda Nochlin asked Why are there no great women artists?" way back in 1971, and we're still asking why women are so under-represented in the art world today.
There have always been women in the arts, just not in the history books—or even in our museums. Change is slow.
By Dr. Heather Graham
Throughout Europe women’s relegation to the domestic sphere was rooted in Christian tradition that placed blame for humanity’s fall from grace upon Eve, the first woman.
By Ben Pollitt
Being a female artist in Victorian England wasn’t easy. Osborn made it work, but does the painting’s protagonist?
By Dr. Virginia B. Spivey
Marcia and her three little girls took me dancing at the Louvre. I thought I was taking them to see the Mona Lisa. You’ve never seen anything like this. Well, the French hadn’t either. Never mind Leonardo da Vinci and Mona Lisa, Marcia and her three girls were the...
By Dr. Allison Young
Neshat’s series examines the complexities of women’s identities in the Middle East’s changing cultural landscape.