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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.

5 Fast Facts: Louise Bourgeois

Posted: January 28, 2019
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Louise Bourgeois, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Bronze sculpture of a spider on a white platform against a magenta background.

Connecting the Threads: Joan Mitchell and Rodarte

Posted: January 23, 2019
Category: From The Collection
A vertical, abstraction features broadly painted strokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt in the upper two-thirds of the canvas. The colors continue in the lower third, along with touches of green, black, and other hues, but the expressive brushwork becomes denser and chaotic.

Confining Moments: Cage Imagery in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: January 16, 2019
Category: From The Collection
In NMWA’s recent collection rotation, there are three works newly on view that reference cages. While the meaning of the cage changes slightly from piece to piece, each tableau offers...

5 Fast Facts: Hung Liu

Posted: January 14, 2019
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Hung Liu, whose work Winter Blossom (2011) is on view in NMWA’s newly reinstalled collection galleries.
Two smiling Chinese girls with light skin and black hair painted on a collage of Chinese writing, small red envelopes, a red bird and bug, and blue paint drippings. The older girl, seen waist up, wears her hair in two braids and carries the younger girl in crimson clothes on her back.

Connecting the Threads: Audrey Niffenegger and Rodarte

Posted: January 8, 2019
Category: From The Collection
From technique to theme, dive into five innovative works by artists at NMWA in this series, “Connecting the Threads.”

Director’s Desk: Women Artists Address Migration

Posted: January 3, 2019
Category: From The Collection
At first glance, it might be difficult to identify common threads in works by Ingrid Mwangi, Jami Porter Lara, and Betsabeé Romero. Each artist uses vastly different materials to address...

Connecting the Threads: Petah Coyne and Rodarte

Posted: December 20, 2018
Category: From The Collection
NMWA’s exhibition Rodarte celebrates the innovative American fashion house, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. The dresses on view share visual appeal and many common threads with works in...
A sculpture hangs in a dark gallery. The sculpture comprises layers of melted pink and white wax that form a dress-like shape hanging from satin-wrapped chains. Its color, shape, and bumpy, lacy texture, evoke a frilly tutu, lavishly frosted wedding cake, or coral.

Gallery Reboot: Collection Galleries Closed December 17–28

Posted: December 16, 2018
Category: From The Collection
From Monday, December 17, through Friday, December 28, NMWA’s third-floor galleries will be closed to the public for a major reinstallation of art from the collection.
Large vertical painting in minimalist style features thinned pigments poured in translucent layers onto the unsized canvas. The abstract composition is dominated by a central ambiguous form in vibrant yellow-orange and peach, flanked by amorphous swaths of pale pink and a dark gray.

5 Fast Facts: Yael Bartana’s “What if Women Ruled the World”

Posted: November 5, 2018
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about What if Women Ruled the World (2016) by Yael Bartana, on display in the third-floor galleries.
The phrase “What if Women Ruled the World” is sculpted with neon tubes of bright yellow, in all capital letters. The letters of “WOMEN” are larger than the rest and are configured vertically.

5 Fast Facts: Tanja Rector

Posted: April 24, 2018
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Tanja Rector, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Two clear glass mason jars side by side. In the left jar is a color photograph of a light skinned woman standing with head bent and hands clasped in front of her. In the right jar is the same woman seen from rear with hands clasped behind her.