Tag: Feminism

This is a historic time for women. The 6th of February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918. This legislation enabled women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time and paved the way for universal suffrage ten years later. It was the catalyst for several significant milestones on the track towards democratic equality. The year also sees…

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Top Art Exhibitions: July

Posted by Published on June 27, 2017

This Summer, you can experience all the seasons with exhibitions on Arctic expeditions and Van Gogh’s seasonal works.  Besides weather, July sees a wide range of exhibitions opening up across the globe.  You can enjoy a history lesson in Feminist photography and art from the Civil Rights Movement or visit solo exhibitions dedicated to Bazille, Modigliani and Kyōsai. True to Life | British Realist Painting in the 1920s and…

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Let’s honour the female movers and shakers in the world; the inspirational women who made their mark and led society closer to realising that the view of a male dominated world is an outdated one. From the pioneers of science and medicine to the social and political influencers, here’s my pick of some of the first women to accomplish various feats of greatness:   690: First (and…

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Top 10 Cultural Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 12, 2017

  It’s fair to say 2016 will go down in the history books as a year that rocked celebrity culture.  Here’s hoping to fewer deaths of stalwarts in the world of music, TV and film this year.  We have plenty of cultural anniversaries to commemorate!  Take a look at our top ten cultural anniversaries of 2017.  You can also visit our archival calendar for many more. 1. Alphonse…

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Guerrilla Girls: How Sexist is the Art World?

Posted by Published on December 6, 2016

  Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art Sections are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.  – Guerrilla Girls, 1989 This is just one of the alarming figures discovered by the anonymous group of female artists dedicated to fighting sexual and racial discrimination within the art world – the…

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