"Can you name five women artists?"
Sadly, even in 2016, this is still a difficult question for most to answer, even though 51% of visual artists today are women! That's why the NMWA, along with hundreds of museums worldwide, are calling special attention to the gender imbalance in the art world by sharing stories, stats, images, quotes and more about both living and past women artists with the hashtag #5womenartists on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
We encourage you to take the challenge/participate, and remember: SVA Library and MDID are at your disposal!
Here are a few of the MANY female artists we thought of first that are among our favorites:
10 Powerful Women Artists Breaking Social Taboos - And Loving It
IMAGES (L to R): Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels (1973-76); Lorna Simpson, Jet #12, '63 (2012); Guerrilla Girls, Do women have to be naked to get into U.S. museums? (2007); Graciela Iturbide, Cholas, White Fence, East L.A. (negative, 1986; print, late 1990s); Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirror Room - Phalli's Field (1963).