Welcome to Women & Art, part of WSSLinks, developed and maintained
Women & Gender Studies Section of the Association
of College and Research Libraries.
This page provides a selective, annotated list of links
with information on women in the visual arts.
Individual women artists' Web pages are not listed, although sites with
lists of such links are included.
| Exhibitions | Information
and Education |
Organizations (U.S) | International
Artists (Collective Lists)
Collections, Galleries and Museums
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Official site of this outstanding museum dedicated to bringing recognition
to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities.
Includes exhibit information, research and library information, community
programs and more.
New Hall Art Collection
New Hall, a Cambridge Univesity women's college, has a collection of art
by contemporary women artists. The collection is featured on this site,
including an extensive online catalog with images and descriptions of
works of art in the collection, and a virtual gallery.
Women's Art Resource Centre in Toronto. Began as a facility used by artists,
curators, writers, publishers, filmmakers, educators and students, and
developed a Curatorial Research Library. The WARC Gallery opened in
1998. WARC also hosts public discussions and professional development
A Chicago gallery to support all women in the arts through exhibitions,
workshops and educational programs.
Women & Their Work
A gallery in Austin dedicated to featuring exhibitions of Texas women
artists, as well as bringing the art of nationally recognized women's
artists to Texas.
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Beyond the Picket Fence
The exhibition Beyond the Picket Fence: Australian women's art in
the National Library of Australia was held from 8th March to 4th June 1995.
It was opened on the twentieth anniversary of International Women's
Day and was one of more than one hundred exhibitions held in Australia
in 1995 to celebrate women's activities and creativity.
An exhibition at the University of Albany in 1999 featuring 32 women
artists, running in age from 70 to 95 years. Biographical information
on each artist is maintained, along with images of the art and a virtual
walk through the exhibit.
W O M E N H O U S E
A site that explores the politics of domesticity and gender relations
through virtual "rooms" and conceptual domestic "spaces" by 24 artists, architects,
poets, art historians, and cultural theorists, inspired by the 1972 groundbreaking
feminist project Womanhouse.
Photographers, California Museum of Photography
This site is an extensive survey project drawing on images from Universtiy
of California, Riverside/CMP's collections, associated with the exhibition
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Information and Education
American Women Artists: A Selected Annotated Bibliography
Part of the online Encyclopedia Smithsonian, this reading list is a section
of the African American History and Culture resources site. Developed
in response to frequently requested information from the Smithsonian and
prepared by the Anacostia Museum Education Office.
A print and online magazine, as well as an editorial collective of women
artists. The site features women's art from a feminist perspective and
promotes emerging and established women artists and writers.
A combination magazine and interactive discussion session for feminists
interested in art, visual culture, art history, criticism and artmaking.
This site includes featured artists, news, discussion forums and more,
dedicated to interdisciplinary exploration of visual culture.
Art and Society
(by Whitney Chadwick) Links
Developed for a Bluffton College course by Mary Ann Sullivan, a chapter
by chapter set of links to accompany this textbook. Some images are limited
for use by students of the course, but most of the information is freely
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American Academy of Women Artists
The official Web site of the American Academy of Women Artists, which is "a
fellowship of dedicated, professional artists striving to promote quality and
integrity in the presentation of their artwork. The organization is committed
to increasing the growth and awareness of its members in the visual arts." Includes
information about Academy membership as well as a "showroom" of featured
ArtTable is a national membership organization for professional women in leadership
positions in the visual arts. Members are from a broad range of visual arts
professions including museum directors and curators, gallery owners and private
dealers, foundation and corporate arts funders, and more. This official organization
Web site includes information about sponsored internships, chapter programs,
job listings, and links to other art resources.
The Guerrilla Girls are a group of women artists, writers, performers, film
makers and arts professionals who fight discrimination. They use humor to
convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny.
Women's Photography Project
An organization at Staffordshire University created to "recognise the
valuable contribution made by women practitioners to the development of photographic
theory and practice, through research into and promotion of the work of contemporary
women photographers and women writing on photography."
National Women's Caucus for
The Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972, is a national organization unique
in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians,
students and educators, gallery and museum professionals, and others involved
in the visual arts. This site provides information about membership, governance,
programs and resources.
Women in Photography
Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International is a non-profit, outreach
organization, which promotes the visibility of women photographers and their
work. The site includes the quarterly publication f2 eZine, information
about WIPI sponsored juried exhibitions, members links and links to other resources.
Women's Studio Workshop
A membership organization that supports exhibitions, programs, art institutes,
and internships, based in a studio space in New York state.
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The Women's World On-Line!
An electronic art networking project originally established for the United
Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 (Beijing). The site
currently showcases imagery by over 1000 professional artists from 64
Women Artists in Canada
(Les Femmes Artistes au Canada)
Brief biographical and exhibit information on over 130 Canadian women
artists. Some artists are represented with graphics, a personal essay
and bibliographic information as well.
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Women Artists (Collective Lists)
Searchable database of artists with links to online museum images of fine
art. The section on women artists is fairly comprehensive. Although the
links are to free images, this is a commercial site also advertises related
prints and posters for sale.
MyStudios.com offers links to many artists' works for educational purposes.
The Women in Art section includes brief biographical information for each
artist listed, along with a sampling of images and links to other sites.
Varo Registry of Women Artists
This registry of contemporary international women artists provides a
personal web page of images, background information, and artist's
each member. The site is designed for educational use by the fine art
and commercial art worlds, and the general public to introduce works
contemporary women artists. Includes an extensive bibliography on its
Women Artists in
Chronological listing of women artists, with links to pages about the
artist when available.
Artists: Self-Portraits & Representations of Womanhood from
the Medieval Period to the Present.
Over 70 artists organized by century, with brief biographical information,
references and some images. This site is maintained by Patricia Lin, professor
in the Ethnic & Women's Studies department at Cal Poly Ponoma.
This is a directory of women arts professionals concerned with environmental
issues. Included in the directory is work in bioregionalism, environmental
education, eco-feminism, eco-spirituality, and healing. Listing in the
hard copy directory is free, and all directory artists are listed by name
on the Web site. Web links to images are available for a one-time fee.
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Maintained by: Carrie Kruse, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Wisconsin-Madison College Library
Last updated: 6/15/11