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Artsy | What Museums Are Doing to Collect More Work by Women Artists

Claire Voon examines the efforts of museums—which includes PAFA—to expand their holdings of women artists.

“We are trying to build a collection that tells a truthful history of American art,” [PAFA Museum Director Brooke Davis Anderson] said. “That cannot be told without the work of women and artists of color.”

Last Updated
March 30, 2020 - 9:45 AM

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.