Many require restoration.
The majority of artworks in Florence by women are languishing in storages. Thousands are waiting to be rediscovered.
Advancing Women Artists Foundation (AWA), a
not-for-profit or ga niz at ion (501c 3) is committed to identifying and restoring art work by women in Florence’s museums and storages.
AWA supports projects that include the documentation and exhibition of each newly restored work. The Foundation is working to establish and support a permanent public exhibition space in Florence for works by women artists that have languished unseen in the city’s museum storages for centuries.
AWA has salvaged paintings and sculptures by
myriad women artists including: Suor Plautilla Nelli, Artemisia Gentileschi, Violante Siriès Cerroti, Fèlicie de Fauveau, Irene Parenti Duclos, Elisabeth Chaplin, Adriana Pincherle, Carla Accardi, Amalia Ciardi Dupre, Antonietta Raphael Mafai, Genni Mucchi, Edita Broglio, Daphne Maugham, Amelia Peláez, Beatrice Lazzari, Lolò Soldevilla and Rita Longo and Titina Maselli.
Their works grace the following Florentine
venues: Accademia Gallery, the San Marco Museum, the Palatine Gallery, the Last Supper Museum of Andrea del Sarto, Palazzo Pitti’s Gallery of Modern Art, Opera di Santa Croce, Santa Maria del Carmine Church, Santa Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi Church, the Gabinetto Visseiux and the Twentieth-century Museum.