Celebrating women artists
Women artists were airbrushed from history for too long. It is time for a change! On this International Women's Rights Day, Art Explora honors the producers of content that give female artists the recognition they deserve. Discover our selection of podcasts and videos series to (re)discover those women artists.

In this episode, Stauney and Sadie discuss Augusta Savage, a civil rights activist and Harlem Renaissance Sculptor in New York City during the height of the Civil Rights movement. Unlike other artists we’ve covered so far, Augusta didn’t have the support of her family from an early age (despite her early talent) and faced a variety of obstacles for her artistic career. We discuss the variety of those issues including sexism, racism, and also finance struggles, as well as the crucial part she played in the Harlem Renaissance. Augusta went on to create well-remembered pieces, and although we don’t have many of her pieces now, her legacy carries on through various art students she had over the years, who help carry her memory today.

Content produced by: More Than A Muse

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On the agenda
podcast - 55:00
Augusta Savage: Civil Rights Activist & Harlem Renaissance Sculptor
By: More Than A Muse
podcast - 21:31
Forgotten women artists
By: Art matters
video - 10:07
Eight female artists from art history
By: The National Gallery
video - 3:16
Life for Women in 19th Century France
By: Art Heroes
video - 3:35
5 Women Artists’ Stories
By: Tate
video - 8:59
Why are there so few female artists?
By: National Galleries of Scotland
video - 3:54
How This Painting Campaigned for Women’s Rights
By: Tate