Tate Britain Moves Forward with Female-Focused Rehang

May 13th, 2013

Mary Beale, Sketch of the Artist's Son, Bartholomew Beale, Facing Left (1660), via Tate BritainTate Britain has recently hung a pair of paintings by British artist Mary Beale, depicting her young son, as part of the museum’s efforts to get more female artists on its gallery walls.  The effort has already brought out a number of rarely seen works from the museum’s collection, and falls in line with museum’s new chronological hanging strategy.  “We are aware that in the past we have under-achieved in presenting the work of women artists,” says head of displays Chris Stephens. “This time in every section we have looked at all the women artists in the collection, and asked why not?, instead of why?”Read more at The Guardian