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A Guerrilla Girls poster in color that features a spread of the Washington Post. Overlaid on top of an ariel view of the National Mall is a mockup of a fake magazine called the "NOT OK WEEKLY--The Guerrilla Girls' Scandal Rag." This cover features shocking "headlines" about Smithsoniam museums. The main headline is in all yellow caps and reads: "HORROR ON THE NATIONAL MALL! Thousands of women locked in basements of D.C. museums! Why does macho art world keep female artists out of sight?" Images of female artists are photoshopped behind jail bars. Other headlines read "The National Gallery: BOY CRAZY? Only 3 one-person exhibitions of women in the last 10 years; 68 by guys." And under a photo of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston a star reads "Celebs Say: Museums Must Adopt New Policies!!"

Guerrilla Girls, Horror on the National Mall!, 2007; Color photolithograph on paper, 23 x 13 in.; NMWA, Gift of Susan Fisher Sterling in honor of Steven Scott; © Guerrilla Girls, Courtesy www.guerrillagirls.com; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

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