CFP: CAA 2020: Women in the Nation’s Collections

Women in the Nation’s Collections

Upon the centennial of women’s suffrage, museums nationwide are marking the anniversary with a wide range of initiatives. This panel focuses on collections in Washington, DC, both as the city where the historic legislation passed in 1920 as well as the site of a continued push for progress for all women. Inspired by the National Gallery of Art’s forthcoming Women 20/20 installations and the Smithsonian Institution’s Because of Her Story project, this session seeks to explore methods of telling alternate histories of art in museum collections that have a significantly low proportion of works by women artists, and an even lower proportion of works by women of color. How might we emphasize other roles, such as patrons, subjects, donors, and dealers of art? Continue reading “CFP: CAA 2020: Women in the Nation’s Collections”