Female Artists in Britain Exhibition at Tate in 2024

October 13 2023

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Now that the Tate have updated their calendar for next year, it is perhaps a good time to give an early plug to a most interesting exhibition which will be opening next year at Tate Britain. Women Artists in Britain 1520-1920 promises to be a very important show, bringing together four centuries of women making art in this country.

According to the gallery's website:

Spanning 400 years, this exhibition follows women on their journeys to becoming professional artists. From Tudor times to the First World War, artists such as Mary Beale, Angelica Kauffman, Elizabeth Butler and Laura Knight paved a new artistic path for generations of women. They challenged what it meant to be a working woman of the time by going against society’s expectations – having commercial careers as artists and taking part in public exhibitions.

Including over 150 works, the show dismantles stereotypes surrounding women artists in history, who were often thought of as amateurs. Determined to succeed and refusing to be boxed in, they daringly painted what were usually thought to be subjects for male artists: history pieces, battle scenes and the nude.

The exhibition will run from 16th May until 13th October 2024. 

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