Since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has been asking this question on social media each March during Women’s History Month using the hashtag #5WomenArtists. The campaign calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and today they remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses.
From 2016–2019, more than 1,500 cultural institutions from seven continents and 54 countries have participated.
#5WomenArtists 2020: Women Artists Changing the World
At the start of the decade—and now in its fifth year—#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.
If you are a museum or other cultural organization planning to participate in the 2020 campaign, sign up to receive updates and shareable content.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE…
Watch this space for more information about the 2020 campaign and take the challenge year-round by posting about #5WomenArtists on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Tag us @WomenInTheArts!