The answer is the same as why there is no White People Museum (although a Native American woman seemed to be working on one, claiming white culture was dying out).
So are women a minority? I don't believe we are. With the upcoming census, maybe we can straighten this all out. But we do get our own museum just like the other minorities do. None of this is acceptable to me. Yes, I want women and minorities included in the entire fabric of this country from president to museum directors to top money-making dead artists (and #6 is a woman)! Of the top selling living artists, all are MEN!
Most Expensive Living Artist - Lucian Freud
Separate is just not equal and it won't ever be!
I have been working hard these past few weeks. I work hard most of the time, but with teaching, curating a few shows, getting some training for a grant panel, participating in a weekend art show that took one night to set up after teaching, one evening reception for honorees Dan Parker, art collector and artist, Derric Clemmons and one full day of schmoozing with art lovers and thank goodness, art collectors, and then the next day to settle the bills and then back to work and on and on...I have not had a chance to write here!
Lots of stuff going on ...I did a CAA panel during my hiatus from writing and had some interesting revelations.
I am 2nd from the right in the CAA panel (see my previous blogs for more info.)
To my surprise, while thinking about an issue that I believed was pretty much a no-brainer, I came up with some other ideas. I am not sure what the other panelists thought about my conclusions, but I guess not much. The panel was about the need for women's institutions. I said I loved the institutions I have been involved with which have been many, but that I think separate is still not equal, no matter who we are talking about. I think women need to run major institutions and make the decisions to include women. I did an earlier blog searching for female leadership in major museums and found that they are led mostly by men who sometimes choose men as exhibiting artists. I know there are tons of women in museums. But I mean top decision makers. A person at the panel said she thought cultivating more women collectors would also help. I think the wives of the collectors can persuade their husbands but who knows.The highest earning artists in the world are still an all-male club!
I told Joanne Mattera, a New York City artist and blogger '' There is no “ Man Museum .”
Her response "Priceless."