Art is Her
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The passage is the largest expansion of democracy in U.S. history. Throughout 2020, Art is Her celebrates women artists and explores the relevance of equal rights in art today.
Stats to think about:
- Nearly half (45.8%) of visual artists in the United States are women; on average, they earn 74¢ for every dollar made by male artists. —National Endowment for the Arts 2019
- A recent data survey of the permanent collections of 18 prominent art museums in the U.S. found that out of over 10,000 artists, 87% are male, and 85% are white. —Public Library of Science 2019
- In a study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors in 2018, only one third were by women artists. —The Art Newspaper 2019
- Only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are women. —artnet News