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5 Fast Facts

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.

5 Fast Facts: Margaret Bourke-White

Posted: June 14, 2024
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Happy Birthday to Margaret Bourke-White, who was born on this day in 1904! Impress your friends with five fast facts about the artist, whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned adult woman standing next to a vintage camera mounted on legs.

5 Fast Facts: Howardena Pindell

Posted: April 14, 2024
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Happy birthday to Howardena Pindell, who was born on this day in 1943! Impress your friends with five fast facts about the artist, whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
An older woman with medium-dark skin tone smiles slightly while standing in front of an abstract painting. She wears a colorful scarf atop a light-blue corduroy jacket.

5 Fast Facts: Mary Ellen Mark

Posted: March 20, 2024
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Happy Birthday, Mary Ellen Mark! Impress your friends with five fast facts about this iconic documentary photographer (1940–2015), whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned girl submerged in a white bathtub. Only her head is visible above the soap suds, and her dark hair hangs over the side of the tub. The floor beneath the tub is tiled.

5 Fast Facts: Beatriz Milhazes and #5WomenArtists

Posted: February 9, 2024
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about the artists whose works have transformed and informed the practice of Beatriz Milhazes (b. 1960).
A square, vibrant print with colorful pink flowers and colorful, mandala-like circles against a geometric background of different colored rectangles and vertical stripes.

5 Fast Facts: Alexandra Exter

Posted: January 18, 2024
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Happy Birthday Alexandra Exter! Impress your friends with five fast facts about the Russian and French painter and designer (1882–1949), whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
Painting of a male figure in an elaborate costume. An abstract arrangement of bright colors and unexpected forms features voluminous chartreuse left sleeve, a blue pointed cuff and lightning bolt motif on the right sleeve, and a fabric belt and multicolored train.

5 Fast Facts: Jane and Louise Wilson

Posted: December 18, 2023
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Today is National Twin Day. Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist duo Jane and Louise Wilson (b. 1967), whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
A long, empty corridor with white-tiled walls, floors, and ceiling is lit with a warm glow from the lights that hang in the middle of the ceiling.

5 Fast Facts: New Acquisitions and #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 29, 2023
Category: 5 Fast Facts
In 2022, NMWA added more than 100 artworks by approximately 60 artists to our growing collection. Of these artists, one-third are completely new to it. Impress your friends with fast...
A round, straw basket filled with red apples and pale fruits and vegetables on a stone ledge against a light background. A light blue vase with pink and white carnations sits beside the basket. Two oblong, mottled seashells sit in front of the basket and vase.

5 Fast Facts: Word Art and #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 22, 2023
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about NMWA collection artists whose works are inspired by the written word!
A close up photograph of an artist's book. Each layer of blue paper has an organic, irregular shape cut out of the middle so the layers form a tunnel. A line of text is printed in small type on each page, receding into the tunnel like an underwater cavern.

5 Fast Facts: Movement Muses and #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 15, 2023
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Across time and place, artists have been inspired by dancers, and some are even performers themselves. Impress your friends with five fast facts about NMWA collection artists who saw movement...
Black-and-white photograph of a man, dressed in black, and Martha Graham, in white, dancing. Graham, lit from above, strikes one of her famous angular poses, both legs bent, the back foot pointing behind her. Her raised arms are held by the man, who stand

5 Fast Facts: Drama Queens and #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 8, 2023
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about actors and the visual artists in NMWA's collection who portrayed them!
Realistic painting of a light-skinned woman with elaborately-coiffed medium-brown hair, gazing at the viewer, wearing a classic white silk dress and red draped cape with gold embellishments, gesturing dramatically with one hand over her heart and the other extended outward.