Celebrate Women's History Month

In the Gallery

Women and Power: A walk through Tate Britain

Explore stories of women’s empowerment across the centuries through works in our collection


Five Things to Know: Joan Jonas

Meet the artist still pushing the boundaries of video and performance after five decades


Find your art inspiration

As we mark Women’s History Month, celebrate the pioneering work of women artists

Women Artists In the Collection

Art Terms

Find definitions of over 400 terms, including art movements, styles and techniques

Feminist art

Feminist art is art by artists made consciously in the light of developments in feminist art theory in the early 1970s


A twentieth-century literary, philosophical and artistic movement that explored the workings of the mind, championing the irrational, the poetic and the revolutionary


The Pre-Raphaelites were a secret society of young artists (and one writer), founded in London in 1848. They were opposed to the Royal Academy’s promotion of the ideal as exemplified in the work of Raphael

Performance art

Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous or scripted

Young British Artists (YBAs)

The label Young British Artists (YBAs) is applied to a loose group of British artists who began to exhibit together in 1988 and who became known for their openness to materials and processes, shock tactics and entrepreneurial attitude

Abstract art

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect

Land art

Land art or earth art is art that is made directly in the landscape, sculpting the land itself into earthworks or making structures in the landscape using natural materials such as rocks or twigs


Impressionism developed in France in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches. Main impressionist subjects were landscapes and scenes of everyday life

Installation art

The term installation art is used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary period of time

Pop art

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and flourished in the 1960s in America and Britain, drawing inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture. Different cultures and countries contributed to the movement during the 1960s and 70s

Art by Women In The Collection

Women artists on film

Be inspired by women artists

Talking Point

What does it mean to be a woman in art?

With shifting political landscapes and women's marches happening around the world, how are women artists addressing their rights and identities ...

Look Closer

Body Extensions and Isolation

Joey from Tate Collective London shares her perspective on Rebecca Horn's work In The Triangle

Tate Kids Paint and Draw

Graffiti Doodle

Be inspired by Paula Rego and tell a story through doodles and collage

How To

How to Cast like Rachel Whiteread

Ever wondered how casting works? Find out how with our step-by-step

Discover more about women artists

Tate Etc

Patron saint of lipstick and lavender feminism: by Germaine Greer

Exploring the 'lifelong performance' and legacy of artist Frida Kahlo

Look Closer

Explore From Tarzan to Rambo

Exploring how Sonia Boyce explores her own sense of self in relation to media images of blackness and whiteness in ...

Look Closer

The Story of Cold Dark Matter

Take an look at the meaning and making of Cornelia Parker's exploded shed and explore the work through questions and ...


Who are Guerrilla Girls?

Who are Guerrilla Girls? A brief look at the activist female artists who are changing the world one poster at ...