#66: Why Gender Progress Is a Myth
Only 11% of the art acquired by America’s top museums over the past decade was work made by women. And acquisitions have actually declined since 2009, according to a major new study “Women's Place in the Art World: Why Recent Advancements for Female Artists Are Largely an Illusion ” produced by In Other Words and artnet News. The report found that there has been no progress in museum acquisitions, and that just 14% of exhibitions were of work by female artists. The auction market for work by women doubled, but still only represents 2% of the global total—with just five female artists (Yayoi Kusama, Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois, Georgia O'Keeffe and Agnes Martin) accounting for 40.7% of that total. Discussing the report with host Charlotte Burns are guests Julia Halperin (executive editor, artnet News), Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels (director, Jack Shainman Gallery) and William N. Goetzmann (professor and faculty director of the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management). To hear more, tune in today. Transcript: https://www.artagencypartners.com/transcript-66-women-data-study/ “In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by Audiation.fm.