Have women been forgotten from the history books? Have their contributions to society been overlooked? For International Women’s Day, Google Arts & Culture poses that question: Where are the women? This year we’ve collaborated with more than 60 renowned institutions, including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the U.S. National Museum of Women in the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Bogotá, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Archivo General de la Nación - México, to shine a light on the untold stories of women across the globe.
On March 8, the Women in Culture collection expanded to recognize trailblazers from history, pioneering women in the arts, women in science and technology, and community change makers around the world. The hub brings together all of Google Arts & Culture’s digital collections on women including the history of the Suffragette movement in the U.K., unheard stories of women in India, La Galleria Nazionale art exhibition on women artists, and the achievements of women and girls worldwide with the WOW Foundation.
2017 Women’s March held in Washington, DC
Celebrate women in the arts
From the National Museum of Women in the Arts spotlighting artists who changed the world, to the life and legend of Artemisia Gentileschi, dive into the lives and work of women pioneering creativity. You can even turn yourself into a Frida Kahlo painting or hang a Georgia O’Keeffe in your home using your phone camera with the Google Arts & Culture Android or iOS app.
A new virtual gallery puts women artists back in the frame with an exhibition of more than 15 artworks, including Yayoi Kusama’s contemporary art, Wangechi Mutu’s photo-based collage, and Helen Frankenthaler’s abstract painting.
Her Own Muse: a new virtual exhibition of art by women around the world
Mathematician Annie Easley at NASA
Discover women in STEM
Across science, natural history, environmentalism, healthcare and more, celebrate the contributions of women in science, from Ada Lovelace, the world’s first programmer, to Mae C. Jeminson, the first African American woman to travel in space. The Smithsonian are also helping to fill in the gaps of history with Machine learning tools that allow curators to recover American women’s history using data from their collection.
Jeju Haenyeo, the professional women divers from Jeju Island, South Korea
Explore women’s communities
Meet the Jeju Haenyeo, an all-women diving community who fish for up to seven hours a day. Gain some wisdom from the Khasi community, whose matrilineal society has built a thriving system of women supporting women. Discover how these and more communities of women come together through crafts, traditions, and culture.