Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women's Lithographs from Tamarind brings together extraordinary works of art by women who, over the past 50 years, have helped re-energize and re-organize the artistic medium of lithography. Featuring 75 original prints by 42 artists, Pressing Ideas celebrates the diversity, innovation and collaborative nature of lithography. The exhibition is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts June 17, 2011, through October 2, 2011.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts joins more than 800 museums and the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) to participate in the Blue Star Museums Initiative. This special program provides free museum admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day, May 30 and Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has selected NavigationArts to redesign their website and introduce new audiences to their mission. NavigationArts’ innovative approach will help drive traffic to the Museum via new channels and better showcase its historic and contemporary works of art.
Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), has received ArtTable’s 30th Honors Award. ArtTable, the national organization for professional women in the visual arts, recognized 30 leading women whose contributions have transformed the field of the visual arts over the past three decades.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) opens the 2011 exhibition season with Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, featuring more than 100 photographs made between 1865 and 2004 that demonstrate how women have long embraced the subjectivity and quirkiness of the camera’s eye. The exhibition is provided by Bank of America’s Art in our Communities™ program. As part of their program, Bank of America encouraged NMWA to review the bank’s collection of international art by women and organize an exhibition for museum visitors.
Beginning this winter through March 6, 2011, the National Museum of Women in the Arts presents P(art)ners: Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, an exhibition of 28 contemporary photographs and sculptures drawn from the more than 300 works the couple has donated to the museum. P(art)ners demonstrates the Podestas' shared collecting vision and honors their participation in the inaugural TEDWomen conference in Washington D.C.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents a special evening of Russian Love Songs, from Tchaikovsky’s “It Happened in the Early Spring” to Zubov’s “Don’t Go Away,” featuring acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Orlovskaya with noted pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern and jazz pianist Victor Prudovsky. This free recital, part of NMWA’s Shenson Chamber Music Concert Series, will be held October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s performance hall at 1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.