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A young boy looks at a ceramic sculpture in a case in a special exhibition at the museum
Photo credit: Yassine El Mansouri

Culture Watch: NMWA highlights selected exhibitions by women artists around the country and internationally.

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California

AUG 11 2018–FEB 17 2019

Judithe Hernández: A Dream Is the Shadow Of Something Real

Museum of Latin American Art

A veteran of the Los Angeles Mural Movement, Judithe Hernández is the first Chicana to mount a solo exhibition at this museum in her city of birth. The exhibition will feature a feminist interpretation of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907).


Colorado

JUN 29–DEC 16 2018

Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS

Aspen Art Museum

Cheryl Donegan has been this museum’s Distinguished Artist-in-Residence over the past year. Her efforts have culminated in a colorful collection of abstract paintings and colorful clothing items—all designed to explore beauty, technology and self-expression.


District of Columbia

SEP 16 2018–JAN 13 2019

Rachel Whiteread

National Gallery of Art

Britain’s Rachel Whiteread has explored many mediums throughout her 30-year career, most often crafting sculptures in the form of casts. Over 100 of such pieces, many of them on public display for the first time, will be presented at the NGA through January.


Florida

SEP 06–NOV 04 2018

Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

The Greek myth of Theseus & the Minotaur comes to life for visitors of Mira Lehr’s new multimedia installation. Participants will navigate a tangled network of marine ropes and mangrove roots on their way to a startling encounter in the middle of the labyrinth.


Georgia

AUG 18–NOV 18 2018

Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann

Georgia Museum of Art

A hundred selections from Doris Ulmann’s lifelong portfolio of the people and rural communities of Appalachia are currently on display at the Georgia Museum of Art. This is the first major retrospective to touch upon Ulmann’s body of work in full.


Illinois

JUL 17–DEC 02 2018

Chicago Works: Mika Horibuchi

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Mika Horibuchi has surfaced at galleries and shows across the Windy City since graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Her new solo exhibition includes her earlier trompe l’oeil pieces and her more recent watercolor paintings.


Minnesota

JUL 19–OCT 28 2018

Beth Dow: The Valley

Minneapolis Institute of Art

In The Valley, large, dark photographic landscapes confine viewers and challenge their fears, asking them to confront what they think they understand.


Nevada

MAR 19–DEC 31 2018

Maya Lin: Pin River—Tahoe Watershed

Nevada Museum of Art

Pin River—Tahoe Watershed (2012) is a large-scale wall installation made from thousands of straight pins that communicate how rivers and lakes consist of many thousands of individual incidents of rain and snow, flood and drought, pools and waterfalls, bays and inlets.


New York 

OCT 12 2018–JAN 27 2019

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Swedish mystic Hilma af Klint asked for her abstract artwork to stay locked away for at least 20 years after her death, convinced the world was unprepared for her vision. Now, the Guggenheim Museum is putting that claim to the test by granting the elusive artist her first American solo exhibit.


North Carolina

OCT 13 2018–JAN 20 2019

The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

By pairing Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings with several contemporary oeuvres, this exhibit will demonstrate the enduring influence of O’Keeffe’s majestic portrayals of America’s biggest cities and vastest landscapes. Tickets to The Beyond come with complementary access to Candida Höfer in Mexico, a concurrent photography exhibit.


Pennsylvania

SEP 21 2018–JAN 01 2019

Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Yael Bartana’s documentary trilogy, And Europe Will Be Stunned, chronicles the efforts of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland and explores themes of nationhood, belonging, and memory. The exhibition also includes a new site-specific public performance, titled Bury Our Weapons, Not Our Bodies!, a call to action that takes the form of a military funeral.


South Carolina

SEP 28 2018–JAN 06 2019

A Dark Place of Dreams: Louise Nevelson with Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore

Gibbes Museum of Art

Ukrainian immigrant Louise Nevelson specialized in making massive sculptures from scrap material, especially wooden objects salvaged from debris piles, throughout her career in New York City. This exhibit places her work in conversation with three contemporary artists who operate in a similar manner, emphasizing Nevelson’s cross-generational influence.


Texas

JUL 28 2018–JAN 27 2019

Hedda Sterne: Printed Variations

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Romanian-born Hedda Sterne was devoted to the arts of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. The fruits of her lengthy career, spent primarily in New York, have recently been pulled from the Amon Carter archives. “Metamorphoses” and “Vertical-Horizontals” are the principal themes of the selected pieces.


Washington

MAY 05 2018–Ongoing

Walkabout: The Art of Dorothy Napangardi

Seattle Art Museum

Dorothy Napangardi, a champion of the contemporary Aboriginal art scene, often drew works inspired by the salt lakes and sand hills of her native Tanami Desert.  This exhibit gathers paintings from the last 13 years of her life which capture the variety of natural resources in Central Australia.

National Museum of Women in the Arts