Represent: Great Women Artists at MAG highlights exceptional artists in the museum’s permanent collection.
“Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”
Art historian Linda Nochlin’s influential 1971 essay shed light on the cultural and institutional obstacles to women’s success in the arts throughout history. Over fifty years later, despite the significant gains made, women are still underrepresented in the art world and in museum collections. With Represent: Great Women Artists at MAG, the museum celebrates women artists in the permanent collection as it acknowledges the remaining work to be done in collecting, exhibiting, and championing women artists.
Represent includes an exhibition of recent acquisitions in the introductory Forman Gallery, accessible activities for visitors to discover work by women artists throughout the museum’s first- and second-floor galleries, and public programs that will delve deeper into the topic.