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#5WomenArtists Social Media Campaign Promoting Gender Equity Highlights Art and Activism

Jan 17 2020

Global campaign created by National Museum of Women in the Arts returns for Women’s History Month in March 2020

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NWMA)—the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts—announces the return of the popular, award-winning #5WomenArtists social media campaign. Since 2016, the campaign has launched each March for Women’s History Month. To date, NMWA has galvanized more than 1,500 cultural institutions from seven continents and over 50 countries with this innovative initiative.

To increase awareness of gender inequity in the art world and beyond, the global campaign asks the question, “Can you name five women artists?” At the start of the decade, #5WomenArtists recognizes how women are using art to make change and drive awareness about globally relevant issues and topics. NMWA is asking museums, galleries and other cultural institutions to share art and information about artists who explore key social issues, including gender equity, immigration, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, climate change and more.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts