Admiring a newly exhibited lunette by Plautilla Nelli at San Salvi


To truly love something you must be able to see it. The best way to recognize pioneering women artists of the past is to view their works. Exhibition is the only way they will be truly acknowledged in Italy and throughout the world. AWA works for the permanent exhibition of restored art in Florence’s museum’s and churches. In special cases, the Advancing Women Artists also supports temporary shows. The sheer volume of works by women in the city’s storehouses has prompted AWA to work for an establishment of “a space of their own” in Florence, dedicated to displaying works by these overlooked artists. Beyond that, AWA is exploring establishing satellite spaces worldwide where these restored paintings and sculptures can be exhibited and eventually returned to Florence permanently.