GURL Museum Day (GMD) is founded by award-winning visual multidisciplinary designer, Diane Lindquist.
Diane has always loved art. When she was a teenager she would spend her spare time at museums or finding new galleries and exhibitions to tour. Since then, she has collected a wide of museums check off her bucket list, this lead her to be highly involved in Downtown Art Walk in Los Angeles in 2008. And even exhibited her digital art in galleries and art events, which lead her to being featured in Los Angeles Times in 2009.
Fast forward a few years, GURL Museum Day (GMD) was established on 2016, when Diane invited her gurl's along her for a regular old day at the museum. Something ignited. Her fellow gurls saw the museums in a new light and found them a space they could be themselves, while bonding over art. Soon she found herself leading a group of creative gurls through a list of eclectic museums and galleries around Los Angeles.
Did you know that only 5% of artworks on major museum walls in the U.S. are by women artist.
– ACCORDING TO NEW YORK MAGAZINE
In 2017, she started the digital magazine dedicated to sharing the stories of gurl artist. As well as expanding tours to New York in the spring. There is a great gender disparity in the arts, GMD aims to propel forward by making a platform that support gurl artist journeys, stories, and talents, while sharing and inspiring gurls who love art, museums and galleries with our tours and community.
We believe and support gurl art, therefore, we celebrate it with a year-round curated showcase of images using the #gurlmuseumday will be featured on GMD's Intasgram, @gurlmuseumday.
To join, simply tag your images with #gurlmuseumday hashtag on Instagram.