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Art History

Frida Kahlo in front of a cactus fence, San Angel, 1938. Courtesy: V&A, London; photograph: © Nickolas Muray.

London

16 Jun
4 Nov

Featuring Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, ‘Womanhouse’ marks the 30th anniversary of the museum dedicated to women artists

 

By Jennifer Kabat

On the gallery's 250th anniversary, Shahidha Bari looks at the work and legacy of Anglica Kauffman and Mary Moser

By Shahidha Bari

20 Museum directors from major institutions around the world nominate a favourite work by a woman artist in their collection

Mary Cassatt, In the Lodge, 1878, oil on canvas, 81 x 66 cm. Courtesy: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

The myriad achievements of women artists, writers, curators, patrons and art historians

By Jennifer Higgie

Two new exhibitions, at the Wiener Library and the Freud Museum, fastidiously document these landmark moments in history

By Shelley Klein
Unknown artist, Portrait of Elizabeth I of England, the Armada Portrait, 1588, oil on panel, 1.1 × 1.3 m. Courtesy: Woburn Abbey Collection, Woburn

From Antiquity to the present day, women have been crucial in shaping taste, building collections and supporting artists

By Sheryl E. Reiss

The first public exhibition of a 15th-century altar-hanging prompts the question: who made it?

By Mimi Chu

An art historian explains what the Carters’s takeover of the Paris museum says about art, race and power

By James Smalls

Italian art historians claim that the 15th-century tile is the Renaissance master’s earliest known work – but a leading Leonardo expert disagrees

The Carters’s museum takeover powers through art history’s greatest hits – with a serious message about how the canon treats black bodies