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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: Faith Ringgold

Posted: April 18, 2018
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Faith Ringgold, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Close-up photograph of a painted quilt shows a medium-dark skinned woman dancing exuberantly. There is a white flower in her hair, and she wears dangling gold earrings and gold loops around her neck.

5 Fast Facts: Janet Forrester Ngala

Posted: March 14, 2018
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Janet Forrester Ngala, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
A very close-up detail shot of a painting featuring tiny dots arranged to form vary shades of blue circles outlined in white. Layered blue dots, appearing almost three-dimensional against a black background, are in focus in the foreground and the blue background is blurred.

A Cut Above: Kiki Kogelnik

Posted: December 4, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Learn more about Austrian-born artist Kiki Kogelnik, whose work Superwoman (1973) is now on view in the museum.
A monumental figure sports a gray camouflage jumpsuit, black army boots, red gloves, and an aviator cap with goggles. Legs splayed, the standing figure wields oversized, white scissors open in an X-shape. The linear style, bulbous eyewear, and cartoonish weapon evoke comic books.

Self-Portraits in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: November 1, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Modern and contemporary women artists with works on view at NMWA employ self-portraiture to address personal, social, and political issues.
A photograph shows the nude artist sitting in a metal grocery cart. It is located on a paved road in a flat, empty landscape under a gray, misty sky. Her back to the viewer, the light-skinned, brunette woman holds her raised arms in a wide V-shape, suggesting joy or abandon.

More than Meets the Eye: Surprising Materials

Posted: October 27, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Several of the artists featured in NMWA’s collection galleries create works that seem to be at odds with their materials. In creating a paradox between subject and material, these artists...
Large, abstract sculpture, fabricated of rusted iron wires, conveys an organic form. At center is a mass of thin, tangled wires shaped into a thick disc, sitting on edge. From either side of the center disc a mass of slightly bent, thicker wires juts straight out.

Gallery Reboot: Natural Women

Posted: October 9, 2017
Category: From The Collection
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.

Striking Balance: Fanny Sanín’s Process

Posted: October 7, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Upon first glance, paintings by Fanny Sanín (b. 1938) look impeccably neat. Whether on paper or canvas, the decisive lines and solid colors of her geometric abstractions almost conceal evidence...
Abstract painting of varying sizes of rectangles divided into three vertical sections flanked by thin, light blue stripes. The central composition includes red cross-shapes with cream, grey and black rectangles; on either side are symmetrical black, brown, and gray horizontal stripes.

5 Fast Facts: Jiha Moon

Posted: September 28, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Jiha Moon, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Abstract painting features translucent, wave-like turquoise, aquamarine, and fuchsia washes mingled with red lines and hard-edged, matte-pink sinuous shapes bounded by blue and green scales. Other details resolve into a human hand, tree-sprigged mountains, and craggy branches.

Gallery Reboot: Domestic Affairs

Posted: September 22, 2017
Category: From The Collection
The museum’s newly reinstalled collection emphasizes connections between historical and contemporary art. Organized by the themes of the body, nature, domesticity, fabrication, and herstory, each gallery delves into a topic...
Golden lusterware chalice features a wide bowl above two looped handles on either side of the cone-shaped base. Raised circular decorations adorn the base and the outside of the bowl.

Lasting Impressions: Women Printmakers in Early Modern Italy

Posted: July 26, 2017
Category: From The Collection
With household names such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Tiepolo dominating museums, it would be easy to believe there were no women artists working in Italy during similar time periods. Though...
An etching shows people standing by a house or temple with columns. In the middle of the image, Christ and a woman are situated. They are facing each other.