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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.

Forming a More Perfect Union

Posted: April 14, 2021
Category: Advocacy
Web designer Sue Anna Joe created the central magnolia motif on Mississippi’s new state flag, which recently replaced the original flag’s Confederate imagery. We asked Joe to consider Sonya Clark’s...
A photograph of two figures standing side by side, unraveling the threads of an American Confederate battle flag. The figure on the left has light skin, and the figure on the right has darker skin. They face away from the camera, with their hands in the center of the image pulling loose the threads.

Art, Power, and the Vote: Jackie Payne

Posted: October 28, 2020
Category: Advocacy
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker Jackie Payne, executive director of GALvanize USA, an organization that promotes interventions for supporting white women’s...
Jackie Payne—a light-skinned adult woman with straight, dark brown hair—stands at a podium in front of a laptop, looking to her side and behind her at a projected presentation she’s giving. Her left hand is raised to point at the presentation while she speaks.

Art, Power, and the Vote: Alexandra Bell

Posted: October 22, 2020
Category: Advocacy
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker, Alexandra Bell, an artist who explores how the news media shapes how we think about the...

Art, Power, and the Vote: Kim Loper

Posted: October 14, 2020
Category: Advocacy
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker, Kim Loper, an artist who critically examined the visual messaging of 19th-century suffrage propaganda, which centered...
Kim Loper speaks at a podium on the stage of a NMWA Fresh Talk event. She is a light-skinned adult woman with curly, shoulder-length blonde hair, and is wearing a black top. Behind her is a projected presentation featuring flyers, brochures, and a mug full of pens that all say "Denylium."

Art, Power, and the Vote: Adjoa Asamoah

Posted: October 5, 2020
Category: Advocacy
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker Adjoa Asamoah, a political strategist and racial equity advocate, who set the stage for a greater...
Adjoa B. Asamoah—a dark-skinned adult woman—stands at a podium with the NMWA logo on the front. She speaks into a microphone while gesturing at a projected presentation slide behind her that reads “Black Women and Suffrage. Ida Wells and Mary Cherch Terrell: Two Strategies.”

Unapologetic: An Interview with Johanna Toruño

Posted: September 8, 2020
Category: Advocacy
Salvadoran-born artist Johanna Toruño's street art celebrates and makes visible Queer, working class, and immigrant Black and Brown communities.
A woman holds a paint roller and looks down, her hands at work; She stands next to a wheat paste mural that features bold black text overlaid on a peach background that features a rose. The text reads: "I woke up Brown/The way my mother

Interview with NMWA Muralist Quest Skinner

Posted: August 12, 2020
Category: Advocacy
Quest Skinner is a Washington, D.C.-based mixed-media artist, teacher, and community activist. In June, NMWA commissioned her to paint a mural on the plywood covering the museum’s façade on a...

Interview with NMWA Muralist Trap Bob

Posted: June 22, 2020
Category: Advocacy
Tenbeete Solomon, also known as Trap Bob, is a Washington, D.C.-based visual artist, illustrator, and animator. Recently, NMWA commissioned Trap Bob to paint a mural on the plywood covering the...
A square plywood mural of a dark-skinned face with a bubblegum pink afro and matching, full lips, against a black background. "CHANGE" is written in blue letters across the afro. The work is signed in the corner “@TRAPXBOB.”

#5WomenArtists 2020: That’s a Wrap!

Posted: April 29, 2020
Category: Advocacy
In March, NMWA’s #5WomenArtists social media campaign launched for a fifth year of raising awareness about women artists, garnering more than 4,092 Instagram posts and 9,568 tweets.

Director’s Desk: Fresh Talks Bridge Art & Science

Posted: April 8, 2020
Category: Advocacy
Over the past five seasons, we have brought prominent women in the arts together with individuals in other fields for 25 creative conversations on gender, equity, art, the environment, identity,...