Visualizing the Numbers: See Infographics Tracing the Representation of Women Artists in Museums and the Market

See visualization of our findings.

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We examined the evolving representation of work by female artists in American museums and the global auction market over the past decade. To do that, we gathered information on acquisitions and exhibitions at 26 American museums from 2008 to 2018, as well as global auction data. Below are visualizations of our research and findings.

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This story is part of a research project on the presence of work by female artists in museums and the market over the past decade. For more, see our examination of women in museums; our examination of the women in the market; four case studies on museums making change; our investigation into maternity leave in the art world; art-world reactions to the data; and our methodology

Research by Julia Vennitti.


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