The Easel

Museums Say They Are Paying More Attention to Female Artists. They Are Not.

Dismal reading. Art world declarations about redressing the gender imbalance are nowhere near being put into practice. Over the last decade just 11% of acquisitions by major American institutions were works by female artists. Further, only 14% of exhibitions were given to female artists. One curator is blunt – ““The art world is simply not [what] it imagines itself to be and you can’t solve a problem you can’t own.”