Director’S Desk

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.

Get to Know NMWA’s Director: Part 1

Posted: July 9, 2018
Category: Director’S Desk
NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling answers questions about art, equity, and travel. This is part two of a two-part questionnaire.

Director’s Desk: Amy Sherald Inspires

Posted: March 28, 2018
Category: Director’S Desk
Learn more about how Amy Sherald inspires others and her two works in the NMWA collection, They call me Redbone but I’d rather be Strawberry Shortcake (2009) and It Made...
Amy Sherald speaks to a crowd in a gallery beside her striking portraits depicting individuals with gray skintones against vibrant, solid-colored backgrounds. She gestures with her hands and has a serious expression on her face.


Posted: July 6, 2009
Category: Director’S Desk
Susan Fisher Sterling announces the museum's new blog that will will feature insiders’ perspectives from NMWA curators, educators, preparators, and other staff.
In a painted self-portrait, the artist stands in a stage-like space framed by white curtains. Beneath black hair woven with red yarn and flowers, heavy brows accent her dark-eyed gaze. Clad in a fringed, honey-toned shawl; long, pink skirt; and gold jewelry, she holds a bouquet and a handwritten letter.