A study released in September 2019 found that artwork by women made up 14 percent of the pieces shown in major art museums in the US. The larger museums had more gender imbalance than smaller museums. Museums spent billions on big names, like Picasso, leaving little left over for lesser-known female artists. One museum sold an Edward Hopper painting to buy work by women. Some think artwork should not be chosen because of the gender of the artist. Others believe the gender imbalance can only be fixed if museums purchase more work by women.