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Side-by-side images of Frances Clayton disguised as a Union soldier and in traditional women’s 19th century dress

Women in Art

How is feminism expressed? What forms does feminism take on a personal level or on a larger scale? How does gender inequality intersect with injustices related to race, ethnicity, religion, age, or other markers of identity? What tactics have artists used to confront gender inequality? Discover compelling stories of creativity, struggle, and resilience in this new set of resources from the National Gallery of Art for K–12 educators. Thematic modules contain introductory essays, downloadable high-resolution image sets featuring background information, essential questions for students, Classroom activities and selected additional resources.
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Image credit: Left image credit: ]Detail of[ Samuel Masury, Frances Clayton, c. 1865, albumen print (carte-de-visite), National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2019.97.2.

Right image credit: [Detail of] Samuel Masury, Frances Clayton, c. 1865, albumen print (carte-de-visite), National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2019.97.1.

Selected Resources For Teachers

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