01/30/2014 08:59 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2014

'Girls' Star Calls Out The Art World On Its Sexist Ways

In this lovely short video, painter and 'Girls' actress Jemima Kirke asks a question we all too often ask ourselves: Art world, where are all the women?

Kirke's miniature tour through male-centric art history focuses on the women who helped shape artistic progress as much as their male contemporaries, and yet for some reason were left out of the history books. From Judith Leyster to Cindy Sherman, Kirke spotlights the many influential artists who have been marginalized, overlooked and bucketed as "female artists" outside of the movements they helped create.

It's a thought-provoking short sure to make your blood boil and raise some important questions about if and how to rewrite a misogynist history. Check out the video, from the Tate's Unlock Art series, above and let your frustration out in the comments.


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