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Feminist art history

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Museum acquisitions

Nevada Museum of Art acquires Judy Chicago’s full 'fireworks' archive

The museum aims to rewrite the legacy of the historically male-dominated Land Art movement

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Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last

We take a tour of the Dora Maar show at London's Tate Modern, where the artist is finally getting her due, and talk to US artist Jann Haworth about her retrospective at Pallant House Gallery. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Exhibitions

She persisted: DC’s National Portrait Gallery looks at the history of the women’s vote

One of the longest reform movements in American history, which continues to be an issue today, is explored in the show

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Feminist art history

Women are written into online art history at expanded Wikipedia edit-a-thons across Southern California

The group Art+Feminism has organised events at six museums to boost the online presence of women artists and cultural leaders

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Gender reassignment: how dealers tried to attribute female Old Master paintings as work by men

On The Art Newspaper podcast, we find out about the scandalous faking of signatures helped keep a female painter out of the spotlight

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Sisters are painting it for themselves: meet the female Old Masters finding prominence at last

We speak to curators Letizia Treves and Jordana Pomeroy about the growing trend to bring historical female artists to the fore. Plus, Kate MacGarry tells us about participating in Condo London. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Exhibitions

Feminisms, gender, resistance: three curators choose their favourite works from politically charged show

Group exhibition at UK's Nottingham Contemporary looks at activist movements across the world from the late 19th century to the present day

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Surreal ideas about sex: how Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini resisted being pigeonholed by their gender

On The Art Newspaper podcast this week, we explore the life and work of two women connected to Surrealism whose work had until recently been overlooked

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Frieze London 2018

Social Work: eight dissenting female artists feature in Frieze London’s new section

Work that challenged male-dominated art world of the 1980s and 1990s on show as UK marks centenary of women's suffrage

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Exhibitions

Feminist photographer Anne Brigman rediscovered in Nevada Art Museum show

The artist, once championed by Alfred Stieglitz, fell into obscurity after her death in 1950

Feminist art history

Women in the art world: our founding editor speaks on her experiences in the field

During International Women's History Month, Anna Somers Cocks takes part in Art Talks London

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Social history

Argentina's female art workers call for gender parity on International Women's Day

The group, Nosotras Proponemos, has events planned at art institutions throughout the country during March

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Exhibitions

London museum to replace 300-year-old collection of male portraits with women

Foundling Museum launches £20,000 crowdfunding campaign for show that marks centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK

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Obituaries

Linda Nochlin: the American art historian who first pointed the finger at institutional barriers as the explanation for the absence of great female artists from the canon

She changed forever the way people thought about the mythology of artistic genius, and the masterpiece theatre version of art history

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Obituaries

Pioneering feminist art historian Linda Nochlin dies aged 86

Her essay, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, changed the course of art history

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Women artists dominate Art Basel Miami Beach’s new “Survey” section

The new section explores art from the 60s and 70s

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Films

Art on the big screen: Documenting feminism and how women changed the (art) world

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s film is an invaluable historical record of the feminist art movement in the US

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Ford Madox Brown

Books: A portrait of Ford Madox Brown through his four 'loves'

A study of the women who had the greatest impact on the life and work of Ford Madox Brown

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Books

The production of works for garth and home

This study tries to prove that there was an aesthetic specific to cloistered women

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Exhibitions

Nancy Spero's War series on display at Galerie Lelong

The artistic equivalent of standing in front of a tank

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin: 'I think it’s in my head' at Lehman Maupin and Gloria, another look at Feminist art in the 1970s

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Books

Books: Essays on sex, gender and identity in Dada

Naomi Sawelson-Gorse edits this collection on the often overlooked women of Dada