CHAMPION WOMEN THROUGH THE ARTS

A light-skinned woman with short, platinum blonde hair stands on scaffolding attaching a very large panel of white gauzy material with “Solange Gleichberechtigung eine ewige Baustelle ist, bin ich Feministin” stitched in bright pink lettering to the bars of the scaffold. In the background you can see a bight blue sky and snow capped mountain. A light-skinned woman with short, platinum blonde hair stands on scaffolding attaching a very large panel of white gauzy material with “Solange Gleichberechtigung eine ewige Baustelle ist, bin ich Feministin” stitched in bright pink lettering to the bars of the scaffold. In the background you can see a bight blue sky and snow capped mountain.

Lookout: Katharina Cibulka

As part of artist Katharina Cibulka’s “SOLANGE” installation series (German for “as long as”), the artist seeks public input to help shape her message that will be unveiled on NMWA’s exterior in October 2022. What’s your feminist vision for the arts and beyond?

Close-up of hands holding a smartphone recording an artist talk in front of a yellow artwork in the museum.

Related Quote

“People in the art world want to think we are achieving parity more quickly than we are.”
Susan Fisher Sterling, The Alice West Director

Advocate for Women

Women artists have been marginalized for centuries. Gender bias is less overt today, but contemporary women artists still face many obstacles and disparities, as well as persistent underrepresentation in museum collections and exhibitions worldwide. Their historical precursors still deserve to have their stories told.

Close-up photograph of a painted quilt shows a medium-dark skinned woman dancing exuberantly. There is a white flower in her hair, and she wears dangling gold earrings and gold loops around her neck.
Faith Ringgold, American Collection #4: Jo Baker’s Bananas (detail), 1997; Photo credit: Emily Haight, NMWA

Faith Ringgold, American Collection #4: Jo Baker’s Bananas (detail), 1997; Photo credit: Emily Haight, NMWA

Online Resources

NMWA @ Home

Close-up detail of a larger artwork features a view of two felt houses. On the viewer's right is an orange house that is out-of-focus while on the left is a blue house that is in-focus and has visible stitches, coarse texture, and rectangular windows.
View special online exhibitions, educational resources, and activities to learn about women artists.

Exhibitions

A black and white photograph of a young girl wearing a dress and coat jumping over a brick wall. Three other figures lean over the wall in the upper right corner of the composition. The jumping girl is the only figure who is in focus.
Explore our online exhibitions, including images, audio, and virtual tours.

Collection

Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.
Examine highlights from the museum’s collection, spanning more than 5,500 works from the Renaissance through today.

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Faith Ringgold, Maya Lin, and others make Time‘s 100 “Most Influential” people list; Kara Walker discusses one of her works for Art21; a Joan Mitchell retrospective; and more.
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Margaret Bourke-White, ca. 1940; Gelatin silver print, 10 x 10 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Helen Cumming Ziegler; Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe © 1989 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents
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