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.

There’s a phrase in the French language that goes, “Cherchez la femme.” In translation, it means “find the woman,” or “look for the woman,” and typically it’s derogatory, a phrase used as an explanation for the reasons why a man may be behaving badly. Cherchez la femme, some say, meaning that “woman troubles” are assumed to be at the core of any man’s real problems. But I like the idea of appropriating the phrase “cherchez la femme” to mean that we’re going to look for the women who made things right in art history, who bolstered and brought attention to some big-name artists. And Dolores Olmedo is a great person to get us started.

Welcome to season 11 of ArtCurious, where we’re highlighting the lives and work of the women who supported some of the world’s favorite artists. Today, meet Dolores Olmedo, a philanthropist and art collector who became one of the most influential supporters of Mexican Modernists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Content produced by : Art Curious

The whole series of “Cherchez la femme” is on Art Explora Academy!

On the agenda
podcast - 39:38
Cherchez la femme – Dolores Olmedo
By: ArtCurious
podcast - 26:41
Lucia and Elena Anguissola
By: ArtCurious
video - 10:07
Eight female artists from art history
By: The National Gallery
podcast - 21:31
Forgotten women artists
By: Art matters
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
video - 3:16
Life for Women in 19th Century France
By: Art Heroes
podcast - 44:55
Jeffreen M. Hayes on Augusta Savage
By: The Great Women Artists
podcast - 48:43
Sofonisba Anguilsola: An Italian Painting Prodigy
By: More Than A Muse