Because the “Art of the Western World” series pays little attention to the many interesting women artists who worked during our period, we will be exploring the subject here on the Web. When you have finished exploring the following sites, please write 50-100 words about what you have learned or found interesting, referring to specific artists and images. Place your comments in the Women Artists’ Assignment threaded discussion in The Bridge.

Step 1

First, go to the National Museum of Women in the Arts and read and look at all the material connected to following links called “18th Century” & “19th Century.” Keep in mind that the only images illustrated on this site are those contained in this particular museum’s permanent collection, so they are mostly minor works, and many important artists are not represented or discussed.

National Museum of Women in the Arts: Establishing the Legacy: From the Renaissance to Modernism

Feel free to explore the museum further, but be warned that the “video tour” crashed my computer.

Step 2

Now explore the following three sites:


18th and 19th Century European Classics (Humanities 303)


Created by Paul Brians, June 30, 1998
Last revised December 8, 2005.