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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.

Gallery Reboot: Body Language

Posted: May 25, 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...
A slim, light-skinned woman wearing a long, emerald-green dress gazes up at the viewer from the foot of the bed, her bare feet near the headboard. Brown hair radiates from her head in 10 curled, snake-like segments. Her arms, bent at the elbows, extend from her body to form a W.

Women Making Moves: Immigrant Artists in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: May 17, 2017
Category: From The Collection
As life in Europe became increasingly dangerous during World War II, some artists sought new lives abroad. Burgeoning art movements springing from major cities in North America shifted the art...
Green-tinted woven wood covers the corners and leads to the middle where a woman in an orange cloak made from various wooden objects such as a wagon wheel holds a candle and looks to her right at a man entering into the room from a door. The man is wearing a blue cloak and is also comprised of wooden objects. In his right hand, he holds a white flower. Behind them, a clock hangs on the wall, and in the left corner, a blackbird perches on a chair.

5 Fast Facts: Amy Sherald

Posted: May 3, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about painter Amy Sherald, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Wearing a bright yellow apron-style dress with strawberries and lace-trim details, an expressionless young woman with medium-dark skin tone rendered in grayscale stares out with her hands in her dress pockets. Her head is cocked to one side against an intensely pink-colored background.

Recent Acquisitions at the LRC: Richenda Cunningham’s Letter

Posted: April 19, 2017
Category: From The Collection
The LRC recently acquired an original letter from British printer Richenda (Gurney) Cunningham (1782–1855). Her lithographic portfolio of travel prints “Nine Views Taken on the Continent” (ca. 1830) resides in...
An etching of a temple amidst ruins. At the entry of the temple, four little figures in soldier gear are standing and sitting. On the other side of the temple, a woman in a hat is walking along the collonades. Underneath the etching, it says: "Temple of Caius

Down to a Science: #5WomenArtists Spark #5WomenScientists

Posted: April 7, 2017
Category: From The Collection
For Women’s History Month, NMWA posed the question, “Can you name five women artists?” While social media users shared stories of women artists with #5WomenArtists, other science museums, and cultural...
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.

Artist Spotlight: Julie Roberts

Posted: March 15, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Paintings by Julie Roberts (b. 1963, Fflint, Wales) are both realistic and otherworldly, often focusing on the restraint of the human body and the power structure of institutions. Roberts finds inspiration...
A floating nightgown on a background of subtle vertical red stripes alludes to the shape and movement of a body. The white nightgown is dwarfed by the red that surrounds it, and floats with its arms raised and hem disturbed.

An Artistic Tribute: Women Painting Women

Posted: March 6, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Artists May Stevens and Faith Ringgold highlight other prominent women artists through paintings currently on display in the museum’s third-floor galleries. Stevens and Ringgold chose their subjects for their impact...
A colorful quilt depicts the same woman across its upper register five times: she has medium-dark skin tone and dances, bare-breasted and wearing a skirt with bananas hanging from her waist as well as a set of yellow necklaces. Below, medium-dark skinned and light-skinned men and women interact and play brass instruments. The quilt’s background features patterns in red, green, and yellow, and a border in shades of orange, blue, and black surrounds the work.

Pillar Perfect: Louise Nevelson and Anne Truitt

Posted: February 7, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Explore the progression between two works in NMWA's collection: Louise Nevelson's White Column (from Dawn's Wedding Feast) (1959) to Anne Truitt's Summer Dryad (1971).
Three dark-skinned young adults in winter jackets stand in an art gallery near a white pillar made of a medley of found items. They wear black winter jackets and smile at the artwork.

5 Fast Facts: Kiki Smith

Posted: January 17, 2017
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Kiki Smith (b. 1954), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.

5 Fast Facts: Remedios Varo

Posted: December 15, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Surrealist painter Remedios Varo, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Rendered with precise brushwork, a tall, thin figure strides forward wearing flowing, orange garments emanating a misty golden aura. Her fiery red hair stretches heavenward, encircling a celestial orb. Figures appear encased in the walls of the concave structure surrounding her.