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Culture Watch: NMWA highlights selected exhibitions by women artists around the country and internationally.
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APR 22–JUL 15 2018
American illustrator Mary Petty is best known for satirizing the shortcomings of New York’s elite. This exhibition includes 30 original watercolors dating from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s, which became iconic New Yorker magazine covers.
MAY 26–SEP 03 2018
In this exhibition, several of Georgia O’Keeffe’s most-loved and important artworks gives viewers an entry point into the work of a group of emerging artists who have been influenced by the artist’s most powerful themes.
THROUGH OCT 2018
The Autry’s first-ever solo show dedicated to a Native American woman’s life and work, this exhibition celebrates Mabel McKay as a master basket weaver, traditional healer, environmental advocate, and teacher who shared her knowledge of Pomo traditions worldwide.
FEB 01–JUL 21 2018
Millie Chen: Four Recollections features a new installation conceived during her artist-in-residence at CU Boulder alongside three large-scale drawing installations that address significant events of injustice and social unrest.
District of Columbia
JUN 02–SEP 02 2018
Marking the Infinite spotlights nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists. Broad in scope, the 60 works presented call the viewer to slow down and pay attention to the natural world.
JUN 08–SEP 29 2018
El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves (2014/2017) is a large-scale installation by Argentine-born, New York-based artist Liliana Porter.The work presents numerous vignettes involving figures, toys, broken furniture, and other textured materials and objects.
FEB 13–MAY 26 2018
Benson’s multi-media works in this exhibition represent bodies of water impacted by development and politics. The works are inspired by an incident in 1969, when oil-covered debris floating on surface of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames.
APR 21–AUG 19 2018
Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss: Abstraction by African American Women Artists in The Cochran Collection
This exhibition presents over two dozen rarely seen works on paper by 18 different women. Ranging from an intimate watercolor by Alma Thomas to the print Kyoto Positive/Negative by Howardena Pindell, the pieces in the exhibition bear witness to each of their maker’s singular imaginations.
JUN 30–SEP 23 2018
Spanning the late 1890s–early 1960s, Central to Their Lives looks at the complex challenges women artists confronted in the traditionally conservative American South during a period in which women’s social, cultural and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted.
APR 12–OCT 14 2018
Through two series of photographic and video works, Weems questions the stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. Further, the images implicate these stereotypes in the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police and confront the viewer with the fact of judicial inaction.
JUN 08–OCT 06 2018
This exhibition presents a wide array of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by one of Maine’s best-known artists, Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017). Drawn mainly from private collections, the works represent periods spanning the artist’s entire career and are being exhibited publicly for the first time.
MAR 02–JUL 08 2018
Pointing to possibilities both bodily and emotional, fragile and strong, Jennifer Packer’s works exhibit a rigorous engagement with art history as well as a highly personal response to how black bodies navigate within the present political landscape.
JUN 30–OCT 08 2018
Jennifer Steinkamp is a Los Angeles-based media and installation artist who digitally animates natural and abstract forms. This exhibition is the Clark’s inaugural video installation, featuring six of the artist’s most immersive projections.
JUL 05–AUG 30 2018
In this series, Gose investigates the clarity of memory by exploring vacant and neglected urban interior spaces through fragmentation and reassembly. Torn images serve to reconstruct the past through place and ignite the viewer’s sense of recognition and memory.
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.
MAY 11–AUG 19 2018
Amy Sherald paints staged narratives and constructed identities, creating portraits of African Americans—most of whom she meets during the course of her day. She deftly represents the features of each sitter with the masterful draughtsmanship of American realism.
JUN 02–SEP 09 2018
Shechet’s whimsical, mixed-media sculptures question the boundaries of decorative arts by resisting conventional techniques for working with ceramics. These unusual pairings reflect Shechet’s interest in conflating sculpture and base and provide the opportunity to explore surface texture, shape, and color.
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.
FEB 02–JUN 17 2018
In her first major retrospective, Kay WalkingStick, a native of the Cherokee Nation, presents over 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, diptychs, and includes her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.
JUN 08–NOV 25 2018
Mary Corse’s first solo museum survey is a long overdue examination of this singular artist’s career. Initially trained as an abstract painter, Corse emerged in the mid-1960s as one of the few women associated with the West Coast Light and Space movement.
JUN 22–SEP 16 2018
Using light and dark as her primary medium and telling stories in shadows, Iranian-born and U.S.-raised artist Afruz Amighi creates sculptures made of industrial materials commonly found on urban construction sites.
MAR 25–JUL 29 2018
Laura Owens’s bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships between avant-garde art, craft, pop culture, and technology.