Art: Situation Report

WOMEN artists have been given a rough time. The crime has not been discrimination but a lack of perception." So says Thomas Roving, director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Women today constitute about 75% of the art school students; for those who go on to become professional artists, the road is hard.

THE GALLERIES. In Manhattan, the leading art marketplace, the 100 principal modern art galleries represent about 1,000 artists. Of these, 20% are women. Last month a survey of commercial galleries across the nation showed only 18% displaying works by women.

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