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Unit 3: Women in Art and Art History

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Across time, space, and culture, in every corner of the globe, women have been involved with making art. Whether as creators and innovators of new forms of artistic expression, patrons, collectors, leaders, sources of inspiration, or significant contributors as art historians and critics, women have been and continue to be integral to the institution of art. Learn about the struggle for women to be recognised as part of the artistic canon, meet the women artists who are shaping the discipline, and see how art can be a platform for tackling women’s issues today.