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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.
Three artists credit groundbreaking 17th-century artist and scientist Maria Sibylla Merian, whose work is also on view in Super Natural, as a major influence on their performances, photography, videos, and...
Close-up photograph shows a trumpet-shaped flower against a dark black background. The flower's striated, long neck erupts in a profusion of purple and white petals that dominate the composition.

5 Fast Facts: Elisabetta Gut

Posted: July 8, 2015
Category: Education
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Elisabetta Gut, whose work is currently on view in NMWA’s galleries.
A brown, tropical fruit with a large segment of skin removed to reveal small, round pages of sheet music inside instead of fruit flesh. The book rests on a square woodblock with “libra—seme” printed in the bottom-right corner.

5 Fast Facts: Rachel Ruysch

Posted: June 2, 2015
Category: Education
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Rachel Ruysch, whose work will be on view at NMWA in Super Natural, June 5–September 13, 2015.
A still life painting featuring an asymmetrical arrangement of flowers; the central section features pink, orange, yellow, and blue flowers and is dramatically highlighted compared to the background and outer edge of arrangement.

5 Fast Facts: Sofonisba Anguissola

Posted: January 21, 2015
Category: Education
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Italian artist Sofonisba Anguissola, whose work is currently on view at NMWA in Picturing Mary.
Three quarter length painting of a woman standing against a dark background. She is wearing a sumptuous red Renaissance-style dress with a high lace collar. Standing next to her at bottom left is a child holding a small spaniel.

Go Global with Mary

Posted: January 20, 2015
Category: Education
Did you know that NMWA launched its first-ever online exhibition, A Global Icon: Mary in Context, in conjunction with Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea?
View of a gallery space with blue walls. On the left is a painting of a woman in a dark blue dress in a golden frame. Next to it is a red cloth framed in glass.

5 Fast Facts: Artemisia Gentileschi

Posted: December 17, 2014
Category: Education
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Artemisia Gentileschi, whose work is currently on view at NMWA in Picturing Mary.
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.
Visitors to the National Museum of Women in the Arts have no doubt seen Anne Vallayer-Coster’s majestic portrait of Madame de Saint-Huberty in the Role of Dido, which currently hangs...
Exterior color photo of the museum building with a blue sky and clouds.

Artist Spotlight: Alex Prager’s La Petite Mort

Posted: August 26, 2014
Category: Education
Alex Prager (b. 1979, Los Angeles) is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker known for large-scale pictures of actresses in eccentrically costumed and choreographed crowds. La Petite Mort (2012), which is...
View of a gallery space. In a dark room, the title of the exhibition, "Total Art: Contemporary Video", is projected on a wall.

Artist Spotlight: Dara Birnbaum—Video as Subject and Form

Posted: June 24, 2014
Category: Education
On view in Total Art: Contemporary Video, Dara Birnbaum’s Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978–79) opens with several minutes of footage showing intense explosions, transformations, and sampled disco tunes. Just as a...
View of a gallery space. In a dark room, the title of the exhibition, "Total Art: Contemporary Video", is projected on a wall.

Including the Excluded: NMWA’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted: March 25, 2014
Category: Education
The internet has become one of the most readily used resources for answers to myriad questions. A quick Google keyword search will often land a Wikipedia link for inquiring minds...
Several people are sitting next to each other on their laptops, looking up. Two large paintings are hanging behind them.