Publish at May 19 2020 Updated October 14 2021

The low place of female artists in museums

Gender biases in those who reflect on exhibitions

Do museums have gender biases in the works they show? Indeed, if they all snap up the works of great male painters and artists who have left their mark on the times, what about women? Their place is still marginal and few individual exhibitions are devoted to them.

A survey conducted in Switzerland showed that only 26% of women are exhibited individually and this number is reduced by half in the most prestigious institutions. This would be the result of an ever-present way of thinking, the art world is strongly male, so selections are more so among men. Fortunately, museum directors are rectifying this to give more spots to female artists.

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