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Data: Gender Studies

Is MoMA the worst offender? We tallied how women fare in six other art-world institutions.

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THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Men: 85%
Women: 15%
That’s for the permanent-collection items on view; Kara Walker’s show is downstairs.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
Men: 85%
Women: 15%
Four women on an otherwise male roster.

THE 2007 VENICE BIENNALE
Men: 76%
Women: 24%
As recently as 1995, the lineup was just 9 percent female.

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2007
Men: 73%
Women: 27%
The upcoming fair will be enormous: 2,859 artists, about 715 of them women.

MARIANNE BOESKY
Men: 75%
Women: 25%
But it’s 50-50 in the gallery right now, with work by Liz Craft and a two-man show.

THE FRICK COLLECTION
Men: 99%
Women: 1%
There are two sculptures and one print by female artists in the collection, plus some anonymous work.

Reported by Catherine Coreno


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