BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020.
Museum director Christopher Bedford announced the policy Thursday, saying something radical must be done to rectify centuries of imbalance.READ MORE: Maryland Health Officials Prepare To Vaccinate Children Ages 12 To 15 After CDC Advisors Recommend Pfizer
The Maryland museum acquired its first work by a female artist in 1916, two years after it was founded and three years before women gained the right to vote in the U.S.
Today, only 4% of the 95,000 pieces in its permanent collection were created by women.READ MORE: Gov. Larry Hogan Lifts All COVID-19 Capacity Restrictions As Of Saturday
News outlets report each of the museum’s exhibits will be strongly tied to women.
Nineteen will showcase art solely by women, including at least one transgender artist. Bedford says the museum is working to “correct our own canon” and address historical blind spots.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Announces Will Lift Capacity Restrictions At Establishments Monday With Some Exceptions
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