Female Perspectives


AWA is committed to safeguarding art by women and rediscovering a vital part of Florence’s forgotten cultural and creative heritage.

Art In Need

Historic women artists have works to salvage in Florence.  This quest about them. But it starts with YOU.


How will AWA be fulfilling its mission this year?


Over the last decade, AWA has restored over 50 works by women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.


Be in the loop about AWA events. Get a glimpse of our art-by-women news and Foundation Highlights.

Travel With Us

AWA invites art-lovers to be our guests for a bird's-eye view of Florence. Getting to know the city ‘close-up’ means learning to love and protect its treasures


AWA's Eye on the Art World
The Week's Top Picks


By giving a voice to historic
women artists AWA rescues
and reclaims the ‘hidden half’
of Florence’s art.

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Media About Us

"AWA is rediscovering all the works by women that lie forgotten in the museum attics and churches of Florence."
"AWA's commitment is not limited to restoration, it aims to reconstruct the lives and stories of forgotten women artists."
"Jane Fortune's mission is to seek out hidden art treasures and restore them to their ancient splendor."
"Advancing Women Artists, una fondazione americana che si propone di promuovere l'arte al femminile... lancia la campagna 'Adotta un Apostolo'""
"AWA's mission to champion history's invisible women artists... has lead to rediscovery and restoration of 40 works in Florence alone."
"The organization Advancing Women Artists is at the fore of finding forgotten female Masters like Plautilla Nelli."

AWA's Institutional Partners