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Guerrilla Girls
Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get into the Metropolitan Museum? 1989
various materials
28.6 x 72.1 cm (11 1/4 x 28 3/8 in.)
Falkirk Cultural Center
© 1989 The Guerrilla Girls

With humor, irony, and the power of anonymity, the ape-masked Guerrilla Girls and their posters have spoken out against sexism and racism in the New York art world since the mid-1980s. One of their tactics, which has been successful in the sense that it has caused real change, has been to publicize the names of fine art galleries and museums that do not, or do not frequently, exhibit works by women or people of color. Similar activist groups have been formed in San Francisco (Guerrilla Girls West), Austin, Boston, Chicago, Louisville, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.

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