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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: Daniela Rossell

Posted: June 14, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Mexican photographer Daniela Rossell, whose work is on view in NMWA’s third-floor galleries.
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.

Opening Tomorrow: Alison Saar In Print

Posted: June 9, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Alison Saar (b. 1956, Los Angeles) is an American artist known for her sculptures, installations, and prints. Alison Saar In Print, on view through October 2, features 13 prints and...
Lithograph print on a blue background portrays a nude woman laying horizontally across the length of the paper. In place of hair, a bottle tree appears to sprout from the figure’s head.

5 Fast Facts: Elaine de Kooning

Posted: May 11, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Abstract Expressionist artist Elaine de Kooning, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.

A Housewife’s Ballet: Kirsten Justesen on Domesticity and Art

Posted: April 30, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Danish artist Kirsten Justesen’s oeuvre highlights her experience navigating her role as a woman and artist.
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.

Camera-Sly: #EmptyNMWA Instameet

Posted: March 22, 2016
Category: From The Collection
On March 8, 2016, the museum hosted an #EmptyNMWA instameet (a gathering of Instagram photographers) in honor of International Women’s Day. NWMA welcomed 30 local instagrammers to visit the museum...
Exterior color photo of the museum building with a blue sky and clouds.

The Legacy of Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun

Posted: March 17, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection presents portraiture by 18th-century French women artists, who struggled past a lack of training, negative opinion, and political turmoil to attain professional success.
A portrait of a light-skinned woman with powdered brown hair tucked under a white wrap with a golden border. She is wearing a blue jacket with a red sash tied around her waist.

Balancing Act: Fanny Sanín’s Paintings

Posted: March 7, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Colombian artist Fanny Sanín became a pioneer of the geometric abstraction movement and a key figure in modern Latin American art.
A symmetrical abstract composition of geometric shapes.

5 Fast Facts: Anni Albers

Posted: February 27, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about designer Anni Albers (1899–1994), whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February...

5 Fast Facts: Agnes Martin

Posted: February 10, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Agnes Martin whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February 28, 2016.
Painting with nine by twenty-six grids formed by pencil on a textured, gray background. Tiny silver nail heads hug the top and bottom of each section. Exact in design, the effect is one of imperfection as the lines are not perfectly straight and the nails do not totally line up.

Now on View: “Salon Style” Portraits

Posted: February 2, 2016
Category: From The Collection
Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection examines portraiture by women artists of 18th-century France, who struggled past barriers of training, public opinion, and political turmoil to attain professional success.
Oval portrait of a young woman with light skin gazes out at the viewer with her dark tousled curls framing her face and shoulders.