Five Women Artists Who Shaped Public Art

In recognition of the many talented women who have shaped public art and broken barriers in the art field, the General Services Administration (GSA) is excited to highlight five artists in the GSA Fine Arts Collection during Women’s History Month! In January 2022, GSA announced it was updating provisions of its Art in Architecture program, which commissions art in federal buildings, to expand access to a broad array of artists and better reflect the diversity of America in public art.

GSA removed restrictions on subject matter, theme, and art styles that had excluded many artists from consideration for commissions. Through this effort, GSA hopes to see the work of more women artists from diverse communities incorporated into our civic spaces.