Advocacy

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 Questions with Amy Hughes Braden

Posted: August 3, 2022
Category: Advocacy
Throughout 2022, NMWA’s award-winning #5WomenArtists campaign champions emerging and underrepresented artists. With the help of partner arts organizations around the country, we’re featuring the work and voices of selected artists...
Header image: An assemblage of a variety of objects with different textures such as stones, textiles, beads, wood, and paper. The objects are painted mainly in red and pink colors and stacked on top of each other, creating a chaotic, colorful scene.

5 Questions With Very Sad Lab

Posted: March 15, 2022
Category: Advocacy
Throughout 2022, NMWA’s #5WomenArtists campaign will champion emerging and underrepresented artists. Get to know D.C.-based houseplant rehabilitation duo Very Sad Lab!
An installation view of a tiny gallery space shows a long wood desk and shelving set up against one wall, holding jars and pots of plant clippings with a flat screen TV mounted to the wall in the center. The back wall is painted green with white text on it: "The Incubator Resource Lab." More plants hang from the ceiling. The floor is concrete and painted dark grey.

5 Questions with Stephanie J. Williams

Posted: January 27, 2022
Category: Advocacy
Throughout 2022, NMWA’s #5WomenArtists campaign will champion emerging and underrepresented artists. Get to know D.C.-based interdisciplinary artist Stephanie J. Williams!
In this screen still from a puppet stop motion animation, miniature sculptures made from wood, metal, and other materials are arranged on top of, and hang above, green turf, set against a pitch black background. The sculpture's shadows appear on the turf. The sculptures are made up of various circular designs.

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...