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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.

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.

5 Fast Facts: Loïs Mailou Jones

Posted: March 17, 2017
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Loïs Mailou Jones, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Semi-abstract composition in shades of blue, orange, yellow, green, grey, white and burgundy. In the center, an orange oval with a black and white eye in the center, supported by symmetrical strips of semi-circles and diamonds. Vertical blocks of color reach upwards on both sides.

5 Fast Facts: Colette Fu

Posted: January 26, 2017
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Colette Fu.
Large-scale pop-up book with a dark haired woman behind a huge display of food. She wears a green dress and purple flowers in her hair and turns to look over her left shoulder. The food explodes forward with bowls of soup, skewered meat, banana leaves, pig tail, and more.

5 Fast Facts: Kiki Smith

Posted: January 17, 2017
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Kiki Smith (b. 1954), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.

5 Fast Facts: Remedios Varo

Posted: December 15, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Surrealist painter Remedios Varo, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Rendered with precise brushwork, a tall, thin figure strides forward wearing flowing, orange garments emanating a misty golden aura. Her fiery red hair stretches heavenward, encircling a celestial orb. Figures appear encased in the walls of the concave structure surrounding her.