Women Artists in the Collection

How many women artists are there?

By La Galleria Nazionale

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Under the direction of Cristiana Collu, the National Gallery has constantly dedicated attention to women and feminism, protagonists of exhibitions, special projects, and events.

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In 2020, a research has revealed the presence of 250 women artists in the museum’s collections, 5% of the total, 516 artworks, and 26 countries of origin.

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Before 2014, 3 artworks by women artists were acquired per year, while from 2015 the number has risen to 16 per year.

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And in 2019 works by women artists constituted 30% of all acquisitions.

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Women Up bannersLa Galleria Nazionale

Women Up bannersLa Galleria Nazionale

Women Up bannersLa Galleria Nazionale

Since 2016 the average presence of women artist in our personal and collective shows is equal to 25%. In march, the Galleria Nazionale will display 85 women artists, 40% of the total.

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And the presence of women artists in the museum will be 5 times higher than July 2020.

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