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Women in art

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Controversies

Madrid's Prado museum accused of misogyny in open letter after misattributing work to female artist

Uninvited Guests exhibition has "been done from a misogynistic point of view and still projects the misogyny of the 19th century,” says one signatory

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Women Artists

Images of female sexuality abound at Frieze New York as artists find new ways to challenge perceptions

Women doing it for (and to) themselves

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Women Artists

Women artists lead the way in Brazil

Unlike their Western counterparts, female Brazilian artists are at the forefront of the market

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Art Basel

It’s a man’s (art) world—or is it?

Only around 25% of the dealers at Art Basel are female, but women are giving no quarter as the playing field begins to level out

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Women in art

Women through men’s eyes in Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne

Picasso, Beckmann, De Kooning and the female form

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Women in art

Fewer women lead museum boards in Norway

Museum mergers have cut numbers

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Alberto Giacometti

“He enabled me to know myself better”: Interview with Giacometti's last surviving muse, Paola Carola

One of the sculptor's models reflects upon his enduring influence and how he changed her life

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Exhibitions

The many faces of medieval women on view in Bilbao

Elegant, humorous, erotic—and liberated

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Sweden

Swedish expert claims more women in positions of influence will lead to better arts funding

Pernilla Warberg says female bosses prefer culture to football

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Madrid

In Madrid,“Goya: images of women” shows current academic preoccupations while in Washington it will be more conventional

Double duty Goya: the travelling show adapts to its contexts

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Frieze

From Russia with art: meeting London's newest gallerists

Are these women the real deal?

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Books

The Art of Domestic Life: This well-argued study considers the changing status of women in family portraits

'That’s no lady, that’s my wife…'

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Stockholm

Not enough women in the Swedish national collection, says director

Lars Nittve has asked the Swedish government for $6.8m to spend on female artists

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Films

ABMB hosts film on nine top female gallerists

Dishing the dirt on NY’s women dealers

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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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Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale gets two women curators

Appointment of Maria Corral and Rosa Martinez announced

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James McNeill Whistler

Whistler, women and fashion at the Frick Collection

On view from 22 April to 13 July

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Francisco Goya

Travelling survey places Goya's images of women in their context

The National Gallery of Art

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Exhibitions

Painted ladies: women at the court of Charles II, 1660-85

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven

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Byzantium

"Women in purple: rulers of medieval Byzantium"

A review of Judith Herrin's new book

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Exhibitions

Gardening and art at the National Portrait Gallery

Women’s studies blended with the media biography and botanical illustration

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Women Artists

Two books look at women in the art world and conclude from entirely different approaches that, even after thirty years, the struggle remains the same

"Women and art: Contested territory" and "Great women collectors"

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Surrealism

How Surrealism has shaped the self-portraits of three generations of women artists

Women and Surrealism at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Iran

The Brooklyn Museum's landmark show of Qajar art exposes Iran’s more liberal roots

The first survey of a fashion for portraiture that swept the Persian court lifts the veil on Iranian history

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Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls: Rewriting art history from the distaff side

“Do women have to be naked to get into the Met?” and other pointers on the good, the bad and the ugly of women in art

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Renaissance

Books: Looking at women in Paola Tinagli's "Women in Italian Renaissance art"

No great women artists? But they star in all the pictures

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Exhibitions

Womens’ rights campaigner, Mme Sadat, supports an Egyptian show with a pc twist

"Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven” is at the Brooklyn Museum 20 October - 5 January 1997