Inspiring stories: join the campaign #5WomenArtists

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington) initiated the social media campaign to promote women artists.

The question, “Can you name five women artists?” can be more difficult for respondents, comparing with the knowledge about male artists. This situation is the result of the inequity women face in the art field.

This year, more than 200 institutions from 50 states, 22 countries, and seven continents have already signed on to participate.

You can join this movement too. The Museum suggests these steps:

  1. Challenge your family and friends.

  2. Share posts about your favourite women artists.

  3. Share a work by a woman artist at a museum or gallery near you.

  4. Explore NMWA’s artist profiles to discover artists you may not know.

  5. Get the facts about art world inequality and track campaign updates all month long.

Learn more about the campaign

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