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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.

Shedding Light: A Curator’s Perspective on Anna Ancher

Posted: May 9, 2013
Category: Education
"If you ask Danes to name a woman artist, they will say Anna Ancher," declared Skagens Museum curator Mette Bøgh Jensen in an enlightening gallery talk of A World Apart:...
Expressionist painting of a man and two women wearing white headscarves walking through a waist-high wheat field. The man and the woman following in the back carry scythes to cut the wheat.

April Fools: The Art of Trickery

Posted: April 1, 2013
Category: Education
In a celebration of high jinks and jokes, take a look at pranksters in NMWA’s collection. Among art tricksters’ tools of deception are optical illusions, unconventional materials, and trompe l’oeil...
Four hard-edged octagons, each divided into eight pie-slice shapes painted red, pink, orange, yellow, olive green, blue, violet, or lavender, occupy a square, white background. Dark at the wide and narrow ends of each wedge, the hues create the illusion of 3-dimensional forms.

Women and the 1913 Armory Show—Part 2: Women Artists

Posted: March 27, 2013
Category: Education
Surprisingly, 50 of the 300 artists exhibiting at the Armory Show in 1913 were women. With few exceptions, these women are not known to most art historians today, yet many...
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.

A Female Pharaoh in a Man’s World

Posted: August 24, 2012
Category: Education
The ancient Egyptian civilization has influenced worldwide art and architecture for millennia. Even one of the most recognizable landmarks in Washington D.C., the Washington Monument, is an obelisk, which was...
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.

Decoding 19th-Century American Portraiture: Isaac and Susan Avery

Posted: January 12, 2010
Category: Education
Learn more about painter Sarah Miriam Peale, whose pendant portraits of Isaac and Susan Avery (1821) are featured in the NMWA collection.