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: Hung Liu

Posted: January 14, 2019
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Hung Liu, whose work Winter Blossom (2011) is on view in NMWA’s newly reinstalled collection galleries.
Two smiling Chinese girls with light skin and black hair painted on a collage of Chinese writing, small red envelopes, a red bird and bug, and blue paint drippings. The older girl, seen waist up, wears her hair in two braids and carries the younger girl in crimson clothes on her back.

5 Fast Facts: Yael Bartana’s “What if Women Ruled the World”

Posted: November 5, 2018
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about What if Women Ruled the World (2016) by Yael Bartana, on display in the third-floor galleries.
The phrase “What if Women Ruled the World” is sculpted with neon tubes of bright yellow, in all capital letters. The letters of “WOMEN” are larger than the rest and are configured vertically.

5 Fast Facts: Robin Kahn

Posted: June 15, 2018
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Robin Kahn, whose work Victoria’s Secret (1995) is on display in the third-floor galleries.
Black-and-white print of a light-skinned adult standing sideways in a hooded, black outer layer and large bustle. Their head faces the viewer, the top half of their face in a black mask. Behind is a looming, translucent figure wearing a crown and holding a mirror, and an old town.

5 Fast Facts: Julie Roberts

Posted: June 6, 2018
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Julie Roberts, whose work is in NMWA’s collection.
A floating nightgown on a background of subtle vertical red stripes alludes to the shape and movement of a body. The white nightgown is dwarfed by the red that surrounds it, and floats with its arms raised and hem disturbed.

5 Fast Facts: Tanja Rector

Posted: April 24, 2018
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Tanja Rector, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Two clear glass mason jars side by side. In the left jar is a color photograph of a light skinned woman standing with head bent and hands clasped in front of her. In the right jar is the same woman seen from rear with hands clasped behind her.

5 Fast Facts: Faith Ringgold

Posted: April 18, 2018
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Faith Ringgold, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Close-up photograph of a painted quilt shows a medium-dark skinned woman dancing exuberantly. There is a white flower in her hair, and she wears dangling gold earrings and gold loops around her neck.

5 Fast Facts: Janet Forrester Ngala

Posted: March 14, 2018
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Janet Forrester Ngala, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
A very close-up detail shot of a painting featuring tiny dots arranged to form vary shades of blue circles outlined in white. Layered blue dots, appearing almost three-dimensional against a black background, are in focus in the foreground and the blue background is blurred.

5 Fast Facts: Jiha Moon

Posted: September 28, 2017
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Jiha Moon, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Abstract painting features translucent, wave-like turquoise, aquamarine, and fuchsia washes mingled with red lines and hard-edged, matte-pink sinuous shapes bounded by blue and green scales. Other details resolve into a human hand, tree-sprigged mountains, and craggy branches.

5 Fast Facts: Anne Truitt

Posted: July 22, 2017
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Anne Truitt (1921–2004), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Tall, rectangular, pillar-like sculpture, painted in vibrant green hues on a smooth, clean surface. The sculpture stands against a solid white backdrop.

5 Fast Facts: Amy Sherald

Posted: May 3, 2017
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about painter Amy Sherald, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Wearing a bright yellow apron-style dress with strawberries and lace-trim details, an expressionless young woman with medium-dark skin tone rendered in grayscale stares out with her hands in her dress pockets. Her head is cocked to one side against an intensely pink-colored background.