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Guerrilla Girls, 1985-90 

3% of the artist in the Modern Art section of the MET in NYC are women but 83% of the nudes are female

  • 51% of visual artists today are women.

Only 28% of museum solo exhibitions spotlighted women in eight selected museums throughout the 2000s.1

  •  “The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.”—Georgia O’Keeffe2

Only 27 women are represented in current edition of H.W. Janson’s survey, History of Art—up from zero in the 1980s.

  • From 16–19th centuries, women were barred from studying the nude model, which formed the basis for academic training and representation. 3

Though women earn half of the MFAs granted in the US, only a quarter of solo exhibitions in New York galleries feature women. 4

  •  “This is so good you wouldn’t know it was done by a woman.”—artist-instructor Hans Hofmanns “compliment” to Lee Krasner 2

Women lag behind men in directorships held at museums with budgets over $15 million, holding 24% of art museum director positions and earning 71¢ for every dollar earned by male directors. 5


Here’s What the Guerrilla Girls Have to Say

The Guerrilla Girls is a group of women artists and arts professionals who fight discrimination.

The group reframes the question:“Why haven’t there been more great women artists throughout Western history?” Instead, they ask: “Why haven’t more women been considered great artists throughout Western history?”

The Guerrilla Girls created the poster, Horror on the National Mall! (shown above), in honor of NMWA’s 20th Anniversary. The poster even highlights our living founder: “Ever wonder why Billie Holladay started the National Museum of Women in the Arts? Now you know!”

Check out some of the Guerrilla Girlss facts:

  • Less than 3% of the artists in the Modern Art section of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are women, but 83% of the nudes are female.
- See more at: http://nmwa.org/advocate/get-facts#sthash.YbDDIH6l.dpuf
Less than 3% of the artists in the Modern Art section of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are women, but 83% of the nudes are female. - See more at: http://nmwa.org/advocate/get-facts#sthash.YbDDIH6l.dpuf
Less than 3% of the artists in the Modern Art section of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are women, but 83% of the nudes are female. - See more at: http://nmwa.org/advocate/get-facts#sthash.YbDDIH6l.dpuf

Less than 3% of the artists in the Modern Art section of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are women, but 83% of the nudes are female. - See more at: http://nmwa.org/advocate/get-facts#sthash.YbDDIH6l.dpuf

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Maurizio Cattelan - Less Than Ten Items (1997)

Maurizio CattelanLess Than Ten Items (1997)

MARCELLA DVSI IS A GENIUS

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our art mother:  Louise Bourgeois, To Unravel a Torment You Must Begin Somewhere, no. 8 of 9, from the series What is the Shape of this Problem?, 1999

our art mother:  Louise Bourgeois, To Unravel a Torment You Must Begin Somewhere, no. 8 of 9, from the series What is the Shape of this Problem?, 1999

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"Cracked"  by Li Hui from Beijing
SCAD Museum | Sept. 25, 2014

"Cracked"  by Li Hui from Beijing

SCAD Museum | Sept. 25, 2014

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all time favourite
Maurizio Cattelan

all time favourite

Maurizio Cattelan

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Goddess of Depression by Alexandra Koukinova 
photographed by Victor Nazarenko

Goddess of Depression by Alexandra Koukinova

photographed by Victor Nazarenko

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can’t get enough of Winnie Truong.

can’t get enough of Winnie Truong.

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Pario
Marcel ChristPario
Marcel ChristPario
Marcel Christ

Pario by Marcel Christ

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 Kirsty Mitchell. More: www.pop-surrealism.com

 Kirsty Mitchell. More: www.pop-surrealism.com