Achieving Gender Parity Through the Arts
by Emily Jaeger, Features Editor
Founded in 1894 by Janet and Mary Lewis, Pen + Brush has been at the forefront of gender parity in the arts for over 120 years. In its current incarnation as a gallery in the Flatiron District of New York City, Pen + Brush provides crucial exposure for female artists in the extremely competitive field of visual and literary arts. The gallery hosts not only exhibitions that vanquish some of the stereotypes of female artists, but also literary reading series.
We at Pen + Brush strongly support the premise that art and literature are vital aspects of the human experience. We also believe that art and literature created by women deserves to be recognized and valued on its merit. We recognize that gender-based inequality in the arts has a much larger historic societal context, but we also recognize that, by concentrating our resources within our sphere of influence, Pen + Brush has the greatest chance of effecting real change for women in the arts.”
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