Students created Wikipedia accounts and edited and wrote articles about women artists using resources in the Sloane Art Library Thursday to bring attention to woman artists and how they are overlooked in the general public.
The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was co-sponsored by the Art and Museum Library and Information Student Society.
Merisa Tomczak, a graduate student and the president of the Art and Museum Library and Information Student Society, said this edit-a-thon was the last in a series of edit-a-thons that have been occurring on campus over the last few months based on different subjects.
“We are focusing on improving two things: We are focusing on improving the content of Wikipedia and also the contributors to Wikipedia, because so few are women,” Tomczak said.
She said all art is defaulted to being created by a man unless otherwise stated. When women are featured, attention is usually drawn to gender.