Today the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas announced a new fund for purchasing work by women artists. The Kaleta A. Doolin Acquisitions Fund for Women Artists (provided by its namesake art patron) will provide the initial $750,000 in seed money to kick off the initiative, and the first artist whose work is slated for purchase is Phyllida Barlow. The sculpture, titled untitled:hangingmonument2015, is featured in Barlow’s current solo show at the Nasher.
Via the Nasher, the fund will help “…substantially grow both the Nasher Sculpture Center’s collection of work by women artists and, with a keen focus on living artists, its contemporary art holdings.” Also: “Works acquired through the Kaleta A. Doolin Acquisitions Fund for Women Artists will augment the Nasher Collection’s important sculptures by women artists, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Nancy Grossman, Barbara Hepworth, and Beverly Pepper.”
For more info, go here.