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In Celebration of Women’s History Month

March is dedicated as Women’s History Month, recognizing the vast contribution of women to society. An effort initiated by Washington D.C.’s National Museum of Women in the Arts introduces a new campaign called #5womenartists, highlighting the gender disparity found specifically in the art world. Of the campaign, NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling says, “By calling attention to the inequity women artists face today as well as in the past, we hope to inspire conversation and awareness. We are excited to invite other art museums to join us in this initiative.”

“Through #5womenartists, the Women’s Museum hopes to help the public answer the question—without hesitation—‘Can you name five women artists?’” – Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA Director

All month long, museums throughout the U.S. will highlight works by women in their collections and challenge social followers to name #5womenartists, in the hopes of using these platforms to create a public dialogue around the art gender gap. While the work of women artists on Saatchi Art always enjoys equal representation in our features, we’ll be shining a spotlight on 50 Works by Women Artists on Saatchi Art all month long. We hope to play a part in inspiring wide-spread awareness of women’s contributions to the art world, past and present.

Visit our featured collection, 50 Works by Women Artists on Saatchi Art and spread the word by sharing your favorite #5womenartists on social media.

About the Author

Chelsea is the Marketing Associate at Saatchi Art. She likes Neoclassical art, text messaging, and that’s pretty much it. Find her Tweeting @saatchiart, and Instagramming @saatchiart