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Culture Watch: NMWA highlights selected exhibitions by women artists around the country and internationally.
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AUG 11 2018–FEB 17 2019
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).
JUN 29–DEC 16 2018
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
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.
SEP 06–NOV 04 2018
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.
AUG 18–NOV 18 2018
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.
JUL 17–DEC 02 2018
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.
JUL 19–OCT 28 2018
In The Valley, large, dark photographic landscapes confine viewers and challenge their fears, asking them to confront what they think they understand.
MAR 19–DEC 31 2018
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.
OCT 12 2018–JAN 27 2019
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.
OCT 13 2018–JAN 20 2019
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.
SEP 21 2018–JAN 01 2019
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.
SEP 28 2018–JAN 06 2019
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.
JUL 28 2018–JAN 27 2019
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.
MAY 05 2018–Ongoing
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.