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Cover of Women Artists: The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Model's hand holds the Women Artists book for size reference
Painting of an expressionless woman lying in bed holding a bandage over an apparent chest wound
Abstract painting in warm tones with several thin, uneven lines on the right side
Charcoal drawing of a woman with hands behind her back in front of photographers and a panel of politicians features a witch flying on a broom in the background and a newspaper in the foreground with the headline, "I'd Like to Thank Amerikkka"

Women Artists: National Museum Of Women In The Arts


his handsome volume of works from the renowned collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts―the best-known museum in the world dedicated to recognizing the achievements of women artists―is a fascinating record of women's diverse accomplishments from the Renaissance to the first decade of the twenty-first century. Prior to the establishment of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the work of great women artists had been ignored, forgotten, or denied; they had been largely left out of museums and histories of art.

Founded in 1987 by Wilhelmina Cole Holladay in Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts boasts a growing membership that is among the top ten in the world. The museum's multifaceted treasures include paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and crafts produced over the past five centuries by an international array of women artists.

Included here, in full color, are works by Lavinia Fontana, Judith Leyster, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, Hester Bateman, Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Berenice Abbott, Maria Montoya Martinez, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Lee Krasner, and many more. Hardcover; 320 pages.