A review of upcoming exhibition line-ups reveals museums focusing on women artists in 2018. The Tate Modern is slated to stage major solo shows for textile artist Anni Albers and video and performance artist Joan Jonas in 2018, which The Art Newspaper points out is part of a museum-wide push to promote the artistic contributions of women. Meanwhile, sister venue the Tate St Ives will present an exhibition exploring feminist themes in modern and contemporary art, centered around Virginia Woolf’s writing.
Historic women artists are the focus of a campaign by the Uffizi Galleries, which launched this year with an exhibition on the oft-overlooked Renaissance painter Plautilla Nelli. As reported by The Art Newspaper, Uffizi director Eike Schmidt stated, "I think we are overdue and ready to put great female artists of the past back on view."
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