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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.
Brazilian artist Rosângela Rennó works with discarded photographs found in flea markets, family albums, newspapers, and public archives to question the nature and symbolic value of an image.
An indigenous women and three children of varying ages stand smiling in front of the concrete wall of a building that has some white and blue graffiti on it, in high yellow grass that is mostly dead. The women and children carry beautiful woven baskets. Below them the word "Oaxaca" is printed in yellow type.

5 Fast Facts about #5WomenArtists Changing the World: Kara Walker

Posted: March 18, 2020
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Multidisciplinary artist Kara Walker candidly investigates topics of race, gender, sexuality, and violence.
Four black silhouetted figures emerge from the white, open pages of a pop-up book. They appear to be engaged in manual labor. Two of the figures wear full floor-length skirts.
Multidisciplinary artist Susan Goethel Campbell creates installations, videos, prints, drawings, and artists’ books to highlight the indistinguishable characteristics of nature, culture, and the built environment.
A closed view of Susan Goethel Campbell's artists' book "RIM," which resembles a mental block.
Since 1985, the Guerrilla Girls, a collective of anonymous feminist activist artists, have brought widespread attention to the issues of sexism and racism in the art world.

5 Fast Facts: Alice Neel

Posted: October 2, 2019
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Alice Neel (1900–1984), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
A sick man with medium skin tone lies on a bed with purple bedding and stares out with a dignified expression. The left side of his chest is misshapen and covered with a white bandage. Thick outlines define his body and highlights on his arms and face accentuate his frail frame.

5 Fast Facts: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Posted: September 11, 2019
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989), best known today for her innovative fashion photography.

5 Fast Facts: Joan Mitchell

Posted: August 21, 2019
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.

5 Fast Facts: Niki de Saint Phalle

Posted: August 7, 2019
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002), whose work Pregnant Nana (1993) is on view in NMWA's galleries.
View of the gallery shows an eye-catching marble sculpture in the foreground and a visitor looking at multiple brightly colored artworks in the background. The abstract scupture is of a voluptuous figure with pregnant belly covered in bright patterns and posed with outstretched arms.

5 Fast Facts: Judy Chicago

Posted: July 17, 2019
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Judy Chicago (b. 1939), who will celebrate her 80th birthday on July 20.

5 Fast Facts: Mildred Thompson

Posted: May 15, 2019
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Mildred Thompson (1936–2003), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Abstract painting features a vivid yellow background covered by circles, daubs, and straight and wavy lines in red, orange, cobalt, sky blue, and violet. Arcing red strokes evoke concentric circles. Straight lines in other hues radiate out from the center circle like a starburst.