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Thursday, September 19, 2019

NY Times - "Women's Place in the Art World"

Installation view of “Women Take the Floor,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The show is an effort to dedicate more space to women’s artworks. Only 4 percent of the art acquired by the museum between 2008 to 2018 was by women — 3,788 of 90,215 works.

Human progress is hard fought. As this article illustrates in the NY Times, a survey by Artnet of major art museums across the country, such as The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and others, is that the dollar value of art sales by women has increased significantly between 2008 & 2018, but the number of exhibitions by major women artists has pretty much remained flat.

When we look at the larger progress made by women in the U.S. & societies across the world, it's no surprise, I believe, that the number & stature of exhibitions would be any different. Not until parity is reached with men, politically, in the CEO towers, and in the everyday work force, will this change dramatically. I believe that the correlation is direct and unmistakable.

Link: NY Times - Female Artists

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