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: 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.

5 Fast Facts: Betye Saar

Posted: October 18, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about American assemblage artist Betye Saar, whose work is in NMWA’s collection.
A black left hand with bright red nails and a red bracelet in a red wooden frame. It sits atop a black and red patterned background, fingers pointing toward a black medallion with an eye and other details. The red frame is surrounded by black and sits within a larger red frame.

5 Fast Facts: Alison Saar

Posted: September 22, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about sculptor and printmaker Alison Saar, whose work is on view in Alison Saar In Print through October 2, 2016.
Lithograph print on a blue background portrays a nude woman laying horizontally across the length of the paper. In place of hair, a bottle tree appears to sprout from the figure’s head.

5 Fast Facts: Justine Kurland

Posted: August 17, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about American photographer Justine Kurland, whose work is on view in NMWA’s third-floor galleries.
Crouching in the shadow of a highway overpass, three teenage girls with light skin focus intently on lighting smoke bombs.

5 Fast Facts: Hellen van Meene

Posted: August 1, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Hellen van Meene (b. 1972), whose work is on view in NMWA’s third-floor galleries.

5 Fast Facts: Daniela Rossell

Posted: June 14, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Mexican photographer Daniela Rossell, whose work is on view in NMWA’s third-floor galleries.
A slim, light-skinned woman wearing a long, emerald-green dress gazes up at the viewer from the foot of the bed, her bare feet near the headboard. Brown hair radiates from her head in 10 curled, snake-like segments. Her arms, bent at the elbows, extend from her body to form a W.

5 Fast Facts: Elaine de Kooning

Posted: May 11, 2016
Category: 5 Fast Facts
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Abstract Expressionist artist Elaine de Kooning, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.