In the Details: Women's History at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
PAFA was the earliest institution to admit female students for study, even ahead of European schools during the mid- to late-1800s.
The school’s efforts toward gender equity didn’t stop there. As chronicled by our friends at Accidentally Wes Anderson, PAFA also broke barriers in anatomical drawing for women, and hiring their first full-time female professor, Cecilia Beaux, who was one of the most sought after portraitists of her time.
The inconsistencies in how male artists were treated compared to women was not lost on Beaux, regardless of her success. Beaux once expressed her hope that the time drew near “when the term ‘Women in Art’ will be as strange-sounding a topic as ‘Men in Art’ would be now.”
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