Public Programs

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.

Artist Spotlight: Margaret Salmon’s Video Ode to New Mothers

Posted: August 12, 2014
Category: Public Programs
In 2005 Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, NY) received the inaugural Max Mara Art Prize for Women, which awarded her the opportunity to complete a six-month residency in Italy to further...
View of a gallery space. In a dark room, the title of the exhibition, "Total Art: Contemporary Video", is projected on a wall.
When first exhibited at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, 89 Seconds at Alcázar (2004) was a runaway success. Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation, a collaborative of actors, choreographers, technicians, and...
View of a gallery space. In a dark room, the title of the exhibition, "Total Art: Contemporary Video", is projected on a wall.

Artist Spotlight: Janaina Tschäpe, Goddess of Water and Melancholy

Posted: July 28, 2014
Category: Public Programs
Learn more about artist Janaina Tschäpe, who is known for Lacrimacorpus (Zeitschneide) and whose work is featured in the NMWA collection.
An adult woman seen from behind standing before two open glass doors leading out to a balcony overlooking greenery. She is dressed in a long, tan, period gown and her hair is tied up. Around her shoulders are several clear bubbles, resembling a scarf made of bubbles.

Judy’s Diamond Jubilee

Posted: July 20, 2014
Category: Public Programs
Today is a very special day for the legendary Judy Chicago—her 75th birthday! Over her 75 years, Judy Chicago has made a prominent name for herself as an artist, author,...
Installation view of a gallery space with purple walls. Several colorful art pieces are hanging on the wall. On one wall, the text says: Judy Chicago, circa '75.
In 2005, spouses Ingrid Mwangi (b. 1975, Nairobi, Kenya) and Robert Hutter (b. 1964, Ludwigshafen, Germany) began working as a collaborative artistic force. Today, they exhibit their joint works under...
View of a gallery space. In a dark room, the title of the exhibition, "Total Art: Contemporary Video", is projected on a wall.

Artist Spotlight: Pipilotti Rist’s Red Room and Blue Bodily Letter

Posted: July 1, 2014
Category: Public Programs
One of the nine gallery spaces in Total Art: Contemporary Video is vividly painted with an oblong white space centered on a red wall. This was not a random design...
View of a gallery space. In a dark room, the title of the exhibition, "Total Art: Contemporary Video", is projected on a wall.

Artist Spotlight: Dara Birnbaum—Video as Subject and Form

Posted: June 24, 2014
Category: Public Programs
On view in Total Art: Contemporary Video, Dara Birnbaum’s Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978–79) opens with several minutes of footage showing intense explosions, transformations, and sampled disco tunes. Just as a...
View of a gallery space. In a dark room, the title of the exhibition, "Total Art: Contemporary Video", is projected on a wall.

Including the Excluded: NMWA’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted: March 25, 2014
Category: Public Programs
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.

Thoughts on Freya Grand’s “Minding the Landscape” (Part 2 of 2)

Posted: April 4, 2013
Category: Public Programs
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.

Thoughts on Freya Grand’s “Minding the Landscape” (Part 1 of 2)

Posted: April 4, 2013
Category: Public Programs
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.