The Artsy Podcast, No. 43: You Can Thank These Women for Modern Art as We Know It

Artsy Editorial
Jul 27, 2017 3:24PM

Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

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Who built the New York art world? Today, the scene is by and large dominated by men. But some of the most prestigious museums, galleries, and salons that fostered the city’s cultural scene in the 1920s and ’30s were founded by women like Peggy Guggenheim and Florine Stettheimer. In this episode, we explore their often-overlooked stories—and discuss why, despite their beginnings, these institutions have long been criticized for a gender gap across both their staffs and collections.

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Staff Writer Alexxa Gotthardt and Senior Editor Tess Thackara. It was produced by Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.

Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free

Cover image: Robert Henri, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1916. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Flora Whitney Miller.

Artsy Editorial