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Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.

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Get familiar with acquisitions from the museum’s 2022 fiscal year, including a new sculpture by Alison Saar, a still life by Louise Moillon, and a beaded work by Sonya Clark.
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.
Sonya Clark, Esther Mahlangu’s Touch, 2015; Glass beads, 16 x 16 in.; NMWA, Museum purchase: Members’ Acquisition Fund and Belinda de Gaudemar Curatorial Fund; © Sonya Clark; Photo by Taylor Dabney

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Impress your friends with five fast facts about textile artist Sonya Clark, whose midcareer survey is on view at NMWA through June 27.
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.
Sonya Clark, Afro Abe II, 2012; Five-dollar bill and hand-embroidered thread, 4 x 6 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection; © Sonya Y.S. Clark; Photo by Lee Stalsworth