The Feminist Institute is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to collecting, digitizing and sharing the rich history of feminist art, humanities, politics, and business, and making our archive globally accessible — for free.

“Even if I am simply one more woman laying one more brick in the foundation of a new and more humane world, it is enough to make me rise eagerly from my bed each morning and face the challenge of breaking the historic silence that has held women captive for so long.”

Judy Chicago


“You look at science as some sort of demoralising invention of man, something apart from real life, and which must be cautiously guarded and kept separate from everyday existence. But science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”

Rosalind Franklin


“I never felt oppressed because of my gender. When I’m writing a poem or drawing, I’m not a female; I’m an artist.”

Patti Smith


“I became a feminist because I wanted to help my daughters, other women and myself aspire to something more than a place behind a good man.”

Faith Ringgold


“There’s a theory that there were so many women photographers at the time because we felt nobody else was doing it. We couldn’t or didn’t really want to go into the male-dominated painting world, so since there weren’t any artists who were using photographs, we thought, ‘Well, yeah, let’s just play with that.’”

Cindy Sherman


“You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas”

Shirley Chisholm



The Feminist Institute Digital Exhibit Project
Mary Beth Edelson's Soho Loft Digitally Preserved
How Women Are Using Digital Platforms to Find Parity in the Arts

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