A Manifesto by the Guerrilla Girls The feminist collective’s rules for art museums

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The feminist collective, the Guerrilla Girls, have been challenging the art world since 1985. For decades they have used their wit and creativity to tackle systemic issues of sexism and racism within the industry. Here, they share—anonymously as ever—their rules for making art museums a better, fairer place.

Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous group of feminist artists on a longstanding mission to fight sexism and racism within the art world. The group was formed in New York City in 1985 to tackle systemic issues with guerrilla methods, using iconic posters, books, billboards, interviews and more. Their work is colorful, distinctive and humorous. To protect individual identities in interviews, they wear gorilla masks and use pseudonyms that refer to historical female artists such as Frida Kahlo and Käthe Kollwitz, as well as writers and activists like Gertrude Stein and Harriet Tubman.

Manifesto is a series on WePresent which invites activists and creatives with something to say to write 10 rules to live by, in order to help spread their message.