The National Gallery (in London) Is Erasing Women from History

by Griselda Pollock/The Conversation

“This is called ‘disappearing.’ Through exhibitions then, the erasure is repeated. What we are allowed to know in art history is thus gendered: favouring ‘men who invent’ and ‘fathers of invention’ when the special fact about this particular event was actually the participation of women side by side with progressive men.”

Read the complete article here.

Does erasure of all kinds happen in other texts and contexts?  Do your own research to find out.

Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878, National Gallery of Art.


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