CHAMPION WOMEN THROUGH THE ARTS

Two women with medium skin tone and long brown hair use their cell phone to look at the online mural guide while looking at the large mural on the museum's building exterior. Two women with medium skin tone and long brown hair use their cell phone to look at the online mural guide while looking at the large mural on the museum's building exterior.

Mural Guide: MISS CHELOVE

Explore NMWA’s self-guided mural tour in conjunction with our public art installation, Lookout: MISS CHELOVE, on the museum’s exterior during its renovation.

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.

Explore Things to Do @ NMWA

NMWA xChange: Curators’ Choice on Recent Acquisitions

Date: Aug, 09
Time: 12 to 12:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five: Wanderlust: Iceland

Date: Aug, 12
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five: Time for Bed

Date: Aug, 19
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five: Out of Season

Date: Aug, 26
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five

Date: Sep, 02
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

The Tea: YahZarah

Date: Sep, 02
Time: 12 to 1 pm

Art Chat @ Five

Date: Sep, 09
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

NMWA xChange: Women Building Better

Date: Sep, 13
Time: 12 to 12:45 pm

Virtual Happy Hour: Misattributions in the Art World

Date: Sep, 14
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm

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Featured Blog Post

The New York Times highlights late wrestling photographer Lourdes Grobet; an exhibition in Florence highlights women photographers; Faith Ringgold’s work is on view in San Francisco; 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.; NMWA, Gift of Helen Cumming Ziegler; Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe © 1989 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents
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