Only a tiny fraction of the art world’s permanent holdings are works by women.
This year, the Baltimore Museum of Art is setting its sights on transforming that picture, by putting its money where its mouth is. For an entire year all the B-M-A’s exhibits .. and all of its acquisitions will be works by artists who identify as female. The project is called “2020 Vision.” Chief curator Asma Naeem admits it’s just a start … but believes the bold move already is having an impact.
Plus, Ellen Lesperance, tells us about her show at the B-M-A called “Velvet Fist”--paintings based on the attire of women peace activists.