Uffizi Galleries to Begin Stronger Focus on Female Artists

February 4th, 2017

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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