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“We want to tell a story that is a deeper one of the representation of women in art, even if there are only 21 pictures by women artists in our collection.” —Caroline Campbell

The fact that only 21 of 2300 paintings in the National Gallery, London were painted by women might beg the question, Why is that? There are, of course, myriad reasons this could be the case, some justifiable, many not. For International Women’s Day 2019, the National Gallery addressed this question head-on, and kudos to them for doing so. Whether you agree or disagree with their response, in this video Caroline Campbell, Head of the Curatorial Department at the National Gallery, provides a nuanced and admirably candid look at the variety of reasons for this state of affairs. Campbell additionally takes the opportunity to describe the women subjects of the next four films in this series: Artemisia Gentileschi, Rachel Ruysch, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, and Rosa Bonheur, as well as a segment on the women patrons of the National Gallery. Be sure to follow the whole series.

Museums

3:05

MUSEUMS: Leonor Antunes Sculptures Collaborate with Each Other

7:44

VAULT: Martin Puryear Explores Human Scale (1999)

3:37

MUSEUMS: Laure Prouvost on Creating Immersive Work

8:04

MUSEUMS: Tavares Strachan on Launching ENOCH into Space

2:52

MUSEUMS: Radical Gestures of Painting Color

Galleries

3:18

GALLERIES: Vincent Tiley – Abstract Expression of Queer Desire

3:11

GALLERIES: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Inhabits Multiple Spaces

1:00

GALLERIES: Rare Robert Rauschenberg Series in Salzburg

Sponsor
3:45

GALLERIES: Idris Khan Is Interested in Traces Left Behind

Sponsor
3:49

GALLERIES: Tal R Is Just Like a Bird

Studios

3:20

VAULT: Peter Campus Hates “Three Transitions” (1973)

2:12

STUDIOS: Arthur Jafa on Black Visual Expressivity

3:33

STUDIOS: Philippe Parreno Doesn’t Completely Give Up Control

3:43

STUDIOS: Lauren Halsey Keeps Adding Layers

4:12

VAULT: Kenny Scharf Doesn’t Need Permission (2012)

Community

11:52

LONGFORM: Sarah Green on Public Funding for the Arts

2:32

COMMUNITY: Risa Puno Explores the Privilege of Escape

20:49

LONGFORM: For Jannis Kounellis, Art Is Drawing Life

4:51

COMMUNITY: Nothing is Certain with Cathy Wilkes

7:53

VAULT: Keith Haring Chats in Milwaukee (1983)

Market

2:48

MARKET: Making Old New Again at Kunstmuseum Basel

2:39

MARKET: Is Georg Baselitz the Greatest Living Painter?

1:32

MARKET: Frieze New York Opens Up Diálogos

4:57

MARKET: Yves Klein Shows Us the Immaterial

3:04

MARKET: Jeremy Couillard Collaborates with Code