Women Can Visit Italy’s Museums for Free on International Women’s Day
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, museums across Italy will be highlighting their female artists and subjects. To get as many women involved as possible, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage is waiving museum entrance fees for women on that day, the Independent reports.
Throughout Wednesday, Italian cultural heritage sites will host talks and exhibitions focused on women and their influence on art. In between soaking up art made by women and art featuring women, museum-goers can participate in a “digital treasure hunt” by snapping photos of female subjects and sharing them with the hashtag #8marzoalmuseo (March 8 at the museum). Participating museums include the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, and the National Archaeology Museum in Naples.
Booking a trip to Italy isn’t the only way to enjoy the country’s female-centric art. The Instagram page for Italy’s museums has been sharing paintings and sculptures featuring women in the days leading up to the main event. You can read the stories of the each subject in the image captions.