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Diary of an art historian

It took 300 years for the art world to recognise Artemisia Gentileschi—now NFTs are reinforcing the bias towards Western male artists

The latest digital craze will only reinforce the structural sexism inherent in the history of art

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Detroit Institute of Arts

After leak of recording detailing missteps by director, Detroit Institute of Arts says it is working to ensure that he measures up

Inquiry by outside law firm found a climate of retaliation, but museum says that all employees’ concerns will be addressed

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Book Club

No great women artists? How Linda Nochlin tore apart the art historical narrative 50 years ago

The feminist writer’s renowned essay ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’ challenged the myth of male genius and called for a new way of thinking

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Dressing for success, an artist helps women demand their due

Michele Pred is asking artists, their dealers and potential collectors to commit to a price hike for works of art by women

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Art market

Gender parity in commercial galleries lags behind public sector in UK, report finds

Opinion that female artists make poorer investments has a lasting impact on the legacy of women, according to the research from Freelands Foundation

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Art market

Frieze focus on women who challenged the male-dominated 1980s art market

New section at London fair will explore artists who railed against "the idea that genius resided solely in masculinity"

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Royal Academy of Arts

Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

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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Art market

Gender pay gap: top UK auction houses pay women between 22% and 37% less than men

Discrepancy comes under scrutiny as more than 10,000 companies submit figures to the Government Equalities Office

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Tate

Tate to buy more work by women

The gender imbalance within the Tate's holdings is to be redressed, following in the footsteps of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm

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Venice Biennale

Women curators appointed for the first time ever, to be followed by an American in 2007

Less circus, more focus at the Venice Biennale

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Books

Germaine Greer’s synopsis of pubescent males in art is flawed, but fun

Beautiful boys—now available for women, too