The Women’s Art Collection is Europe’s largest collection of art by women. It includes 600 works by leading artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Paula Rego, Lubaina Himid, Faith Ringgold, Tracey Emin and Cindy Sherman.
Founded in the early 1990s, the Collection challenges the underrepresentation of women artists in museums and galleries. The Collection is displayed throughout Murray Edwards College, an iconic Brutalist building designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon as a manifesto for women’s education. Works of art are hung in public rooms and student corridors and sculptures are part of the College’s famous natural gardens. In 2018, the Collection was granted Museum Accreditation by Arts Council England. Today, we continue to celebrate and support women artists, giving them visibility and a voice.
Meet at the Porters’ Lodge; parking is available onsite, see website for more details. Disabled access.