Saltz: Where Are The Women???

Jerry Saltz looks for women in New York art institutions. “According to the fall exhibition schedules for 125 well-known New York galleries—42 percent of which are owned or co-owned by women—of 297 one-person shows by living artists taking place between now and December 31, just 23 percent are solos by women. On the fourth and fifth floors of the Museum of Modern Art, in the galleries devoted to the permanent collection of art from 1879 to 1969, there are currently 399 objects. Only 19, or 5 percent, of those objects are by women. Meanwhile, since 2000 only 14 percent of the Guggenheim’s solo shows of living artists have been devoted to women.”