Women take the floor: an exhibition that shifts the male gaze of art history
At the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, female artists throughout history are being given their due in a vital new exhibition
In art history, women have traditionally been pigeonholed as objects of desire – beautiful creatures that enchant, entice and inspire as “the muse”. But walk into the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at the moment, and the male gaze has been replaced, with women’s work rather than just their appearance taking centre stage.
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