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  • Oct 08 2009

    Hard Copy: Book as Sculpture Gives Body to the Written Word

    The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents Hard Copy: Book as Sculpture, an exhibition of 15 artist books that transcend the boundaries of ordinary books and sculpture alike. On view through January 17, 2010, each artwork takes the subject of the book, either literally or figuratively, and transforms it into a three-dimensional piece of art.
  • Oct 08 2009

    "Lands of Enchantment: Australian Aboriginal Painting" at NMWA

    National Museum of Women in the Arts presents 26 masterworks by some of Australia’s best-known painters, including Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Dorothy Napangardi Robinson, Abie Loy Kemarre, Mitjili Napurrla, and Eubena Nampitjin in Lands of Enchantment: Australian Aboriginal Painting, on view October 9, 2009, through January 10, 2010.
  • Oct 08 2009

    Enigmatic Images Unveiled in Telling Secrets: Codes, Captions, and Conundrums in Contemporary Art at NMWA

    With contemporary art, what you see is rarely all you get. Artists today visually and thematically layer abstraction, text, symbols, cultural references, and personal experiences to create meaning and depth in their work. Telling Secrets: Codes, Captions and Conundrums in Contemporary Art features 39 paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, and prints from NMWA’s collection selected to inspire viewers to make multiple interpretations and inscribe their own ideas and experiences onto each work.
  • Mar 20 2009

    “Fashion Forward: Photographs by Louise Dahl-Wolfe” At National Museum of Women in the Arts

    From 1936 to 1958, American photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895-1989) brought her formal precision, irreverent sense of humor, and volatile personality to the fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar.
  • Mar 16 2009

    NMWA and Washington Shakespeare Company Present Sort-of-Jane Austen Reading Series: Women Dramatists and Writers of the Renaissance

    During Shakespeare’s time, women were not permitted to act or produce works for the public stage. As a result, dramatic works authored by women during the Renaissance were published under a man’s name or never performed during the writers’ lifetimes. Through the joint efforts of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Washington Shakespeare Company, the writings of these unsung women playwrights and dramatists are now being rediscovered and recognized for their historical and theatrical contributions to society.
  • Mar 13 2009

    Picturing Progress: Hungarian Women Photographers 1900-1945

    Courage, perseverance, diligence, business sense and networking abilities—these were among the necessary qualifications for a woman in turn of the 20th century Hungary who pursued a career in photography.
  • Mar 13 2009

    NMWA Celebrates the work of American Fashion Designer Mary McFadden in Mary McFadden: Goddesses

    For the first time in its 22 year history, National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) salutes haute couture by presenting Mary McFadden: Goddesses, an exhibition of gowns, clothing ensembles and jewelry by internationally-renowned American fashion designer Mary McFadden.
  • Mar 06 2009

    “Miracle of Movement: Isabel Bishop in Union Square, New York” At National Museum of Women in the Arts

    New York artist Isabel Bishop (1902–1988) devoted her career to depicting the fleeting movements of passersby she observed near her 14th Street studio in Union Square. Inspired by the realism of New York’s Ashcan school as well as by Rembrandt’s depictions of common people, Bishop rejected lofty themes in her art and portrayed her subjects in the middle of candid movements.