Artsy -The permanent collections of America’s museums are disproportionately male and overwhelmingly white, according to a study published by the Public Library of Science. The study, based on online data from 18 major U.S. museums—including the Metropolitan Museum of Artthe National Gallery of Artthe Philadelphia Museum of Artthe Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston—had at its disposal more than 40,000 works by over 10,000 artists. Analysis of gender, age, race, and ethnicity showed that 85% of artists in these museum collections are white, and 87% are men; the general U.S. population is 60.7% white non-hispanic and 50.8% female, according to recent census data. – read more 

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