I’ve avidly followed the work of Advancing Women Artists for the past few years, and I was surprised to learn about its plans to close up shop in June 2021. Although I’m sad to see AWA come to an end, I feel so inspired by its great impact everywhere around me. I am experiencing more conversations, exhibitions, books, and scholarship than ever before about historical female artists. It’s incredible to see so many scholars dedicated to re-establishing female artists to their rightful places in the mainstream art historical discussion, and I have no doubt that AWA’s efforts have played a big role in this movement. In my retrospective article for DailyArt Magazine, I reflect on AWA’s many accomplishments. Thank you for everything, Advancing Women Artists!
“Restoring Women in Art History – Advancing Women Artists Retrospective“. Published on DailyArt Magazine, March 19, 2021.
If you are not yet familiar with Advancing Women Artists and its mission to promote historical female artists, you might also enjoy my earlier article for DailyArt Magazine:
“The Advancing Women Artists Foundation – Rediscovering Female Artists in Florence“. Published on DailyArt Magazine, September 27, 2018.
(Image above: Rosella Lari conserving Annunciation by Plautilla Nelli. Photo: Francesco Cacchiani/Advancing Women Artists.)