Founded in 1987 by Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, seeks to highlight the work of women artists in all media and to educate the public about their achievements. By bringing to light remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best women artists working today, the museum addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art in the U.S. and abroad, thus assuring great women artists a place of honor now and into the future. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the museum is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the achievements of women artists. Take a virtual tour of their galleries via the Google Art Project
Discover their online resources in the museums’ Library and Research Center. The LRC has books and exhibition catalogues, artist files, manuscript collections, and qualified staff to help you. Several books documenting the collection and history of the museum can be found in the Fine Arts Department of the Cleveland Public Library.
Picking Daisies / Mary Cassatt