Campaign Updates

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#5WomenArtists 2019 is complete! Thank you to everyone who joined and took action for women artists.


  • Over 22,000 posts were tagged #5WomenArtists on Instagram and Twitter!
  • 751 museums and institutions, plus nearly 8,400 individuals took part in the campaign
  • Campaign participants were located across 38 countries and 48 U.S. states


Instagram Story Takeovers

All month long we’re letting museums around the world take over our Instagram Stories to show you #5WomenArtists from their collections or programs. Check them out in our story highlights!

  • Week 1 takeovers: Shangri-La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design, Gardiner Museum, New-York Historical Society, Asia Art Archive and the M+ Museum in Hong Kong
  • Week 2 takeovers: Nationalmuseum Sweden, National Gallery London, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Queens Museum
  • Week 3 takeovers: Fondation Beyeler, National Gallery of Ireland, Vancouver Art Gallery, Europeana, Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
  • Week 4 takeovers: Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia, Seattle Art Museum, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Artechouse, Birmingham Museum of Art, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art

Press Highlights

#5WomenArtists Around the World

See all the museums, galleries, libraries, arts organizations, schools and more that are talking about #5WomenArtists! 



We partnered with a group museums in advance of launching this year’s campaign to make their pledges public and build excitement for the campaign. Here are their pledges:

  • The Museo Guggenheim Bilbao pledges to acquire a new work by a woman artist for its collection.
  • The New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History pledges to mount four exhibitions of work by women artists in 2019. It will also host programs, blog posts and initiatives at the NYHistory Store showcasing women artists, designers and makers.
  • The National Gallery, London, pledges to highlight the work of Artemisia Gentileschi with a major exhibition on the artist in 2020.
  • The North Carolina Museum of Art pledges to feature programming about women artists and add women artists to the museum’s permanent collection as part of its Matrons of the Arts initiative.
  • The Tate pledges that 95% of the work featured on its social channels during Women’s History Month will be by women artists.
  • The Jewish Museum pledges to organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to improve the representation of women artists on Wikipedia, highlight women artists on its social media channels and Medium stories, and highlight products by women artists in the Jewish Museum shop.
  • Le Gallerie degli Uffizi pledges to highlight more women artists on its social media channels, publish articles on its website about women artists, and dedicate special exhibitions this spring to women artists and feminists around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

download the press release


National Museum of Women in the Arts