History of #5WomenArtists

Two rows of portraits of women artists with a colorful border between them.
Photo credit: NMWA Shop

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#5WomenArtists helped us…[place] representation and diversity at the heart of what we present on our channels—not just for Women’s History month, but throughout the year.
Nell Burnham, Digital Marketing Production Officer at Tate
A figure with short dark hair stands in front of a stark white background with voluminous, vibrant blue fabric draped over their face and body.
Mwangi Hutter, Reign, 2012; Photograph, 72 x 48 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of the Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, DC; © Mwangi Hutter

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U.K.-based artist Micaela Cianci created an original illustration inspired by Leonora Carrington’s painting Crookhey Hall (1986), part of the museum’s collection.
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.
Micaela Cianci, Procession to the Lake, 2021; Digital illustration; Available in NMWA’s Museum Shop

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#5WomenArtists Around the World

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Header Image Credits

Top Row (L to R): Hung Liu: Image courtesy of National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). Amy Sherald: © Amy Sherald; Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Photo credit JJ Geiger. Ambreen Butt: © Image courtesy of Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco; Photo by John Carrithers. Camille Claudel: Image courtesy of Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand, Mairie de Paris, Paris, France; Photo by César, 1884. Sonya Clark: Image courtesy of the artist. Bottom Row (L to R): Mary Cassatt: Image courtesy of Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James A. McNeill Whistler, 1872-1975. Faith Ringgold: Image courtesy of NMWA; Photo by Yassine El Mansouri. Graciela Iturbide: Image courtesy of NMWA; Photo by Kevin Allen. Judy Chicago; Photo © Donald Woodman / Artists Rights Society, NY. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Photo by Grace Roselli, Pandora’s BoxX Project; Image courtesy of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.