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Nmwa Exhibitions

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.

Power in My Hand: Five Women Artists in Conversation with Emily Dickinson

Posted: October 23, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Five works in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center’s exhibition Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change testify to the enduring legacy of Emily...

Landscape of Change: Janaina Tschäpe’s “100 Little Deaths”

Posted: October 15, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Janaina Tschäpe began her "100 Little Deaths" series in 1996 as an exploration of landscape, transmutation, and death. Each self-portrait depicts the artist sprawled face down in different environments around...

Opening this Week: Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Posted: October 8, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Still life painting features a reddish ceramic colander with several types of fish. In the foreground, a cat stands alert next to shrimp and oyster shells on a gleaming pewter dish.

Judy Chicago—The End: Stages of Dying

Posted: September 25, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
In Judy Chicago's newest body of work, she draws on Swiss-born psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of grief. She represents these stages of grief and simultaneously reckons with her own...
A painted sign with black text on a beige background. The text reads "Stages of Dying."

Opening This Week: Live Dangerously

Posted: September 18, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Live Dangerously reveals the bold and dynamic ways in which female bodies inhabit and activate the natural world. Twelve groundbreaking photographers use humor, drama, ambiguity, and innovative storytelling to illuminate...

Opening This Week: Judy Chicago—The End

Posted: September 16, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction, the newest body of work by iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago, continues the artist’s practice of tackling taboo subjects. In these works,...
The words 'The End' in bold, uppercase print is shown in an iridescent box of pinks and greens with a solid black border. 'A meditation' sits atop of the box in cursive writing and 'on Death and Extinction' sits below in the same lettering.

Art and Social Messaging in More is More: Multiples

Posted: July 31, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Many of the artists whose work is on view in More is More: Multiples have challenged stereotypical notions of womanhood since the 1970s, and their messages are still relevant today.
Two sides of a compact mirror, each featuring a photographic portrait of a black woman.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Connecting Form & Language

Posted: July 24, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling presents the artist’s monumental cedar wood sculptures alongside newer works for the first time.
A large cedar and paint sculpture installed against a white wall.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Monumental Public Art

Posted: July 2, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Ursula von Rydingsvard has created large-scale sculptures that can be visited in public parks, plazas, and civic buildings across the country. Curious to discover more of her work? Here are...

Finding Meaning in Form: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s Process

Posted: June 19, 2019
Category: Nmwa Exhibitions
Ursula von Rydingsvard's sculptural practice is a way to give tangible form to her feelings and ideas. It must not only be understood in technical terms, but also as an...