The Uffizi Galleries in Florence has committed to exhibiting more works by female artists, beginning with an examination of Suor Plautilla Nelli, a 16th Century nun regarded as Florence’s first-known female Renaissance painter. The decision was made in part following conversations with the famed feminist art collective Guerilla Girls. “This is not just a special initiative to do for three or five years. I don’t know if I’m still going to be director, but I think we could easily go on for 20 years,” says director Eike Schmidt.
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