#5Womenartists

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 Questions With Very Sad Lab

Posted: March 15, 2022
Category: #5Womenartists
Throughout 2022, NMWA’s #5WomenArtists campaign will champion emerging and underrepresented artists. Get to know D.C.-based houseplant rehabilitation duo Very Sad Lab!
An installation view of a tiny gallery space shows a long wood desk and shelving set up against one wall, holding jars and pots of plant clippings with a flat screen TV mounted to the wall in the center. The back wall is painted green with white text on it: "The Incubator Resource Lab." More plants hang from the ceiling. The floor is concrete and painted dark grey.

5 Questions with Stephanie J. Williams

Posted: January 27, 2022
Category: #5Womenartists
Throughout 2022, NMWA’s #5WomenArtists campaign will champion emerging and underrepresented artists. Get to know D.C.-based interdisciplinary artist Stephanie J. Williams!
In this screen still from a puppet stop motion animation, miniature sculptures made from wood, metal, and other materials are arranged on top of, and hang above, green turf, set against a pitch black background. The sculpture's shadows appear on the turf. The sculptures are made up of various circular designs.

Five Emerging Artists for #5WomenArtists: Micaela Cianci

Posted: December 10, 2021
Category: #5Womenartists
U.K.-based artist Micaela Cianci created an original illustration inspired by Leonora Carrington’s painting Crookhey Hall (1986), part of the museum's collection.
A black-and-white digital illustration features a lively, Surrealist scene on the grounds of an old English manor. Among trees and the grass, a brass band walks, a man in a formal suit runs crazily, animals and human-animals stands and interact, and a circus tent stands in the distance.

Five Emerging Artists for #5WomenArtists: Ambar Del Moral

Posted: September 29, 2021
Category: #5Womenartists
Artist Ambar Del Moral’s new T-shirt that pays homage to NMWA’s #5WomenArtists campaign drops on 10/1. It kicks off a line of #5WomenArtists T-shirts created by five emerging women artists...

#5WomenArtists in SoHo Women Artists

Posted: March 29, 2021
Category: #5Womenartists
Get to know five women artists—Harmony Hammond, Louise Bourgeois, Joyce Kozloff, Miriam Schapiro, and Sarah Charlesworth— who are depicted in SoHo Women Artists (1978), by May Stevens.
Life-sized, full-length portraits of 12 individuals form a frieze-like composition against a saturated lapis-blue background. Most of those portrayed are noted feminist artists and critics. Details from the artist's earlier paintings appear above and to t

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay’s #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 24, 2021
Category: #5Womenartists
NMWA founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (1922–2021) was a visionary collector of great art by women. Get to know five of her favorite modern and contemporary artists from the museum’s collection.
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay leans against a railing with a slight smile. She is a light-skinned, older woman with short, gray hair, and she wears a collared white shirt and black cardigan. Ornate chandeliers can be seen behind her.

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay’s #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 17, 2021
Category: #5Womenartists
NMWA founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (1922–2021) was a visionary collector of great art by women. Get to know five of her favorite historical artists from the museum’s collection.
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay leans against a railing with a slight smile. She is a light-skinned, older woman with short, gray hair, and she wears a collared white shirt and black cardigan. Ornate chandeliers can be seen behind her.

#5WomenArtists 2020: That’s a Wrap!

Posted: April 29, 2020
Category: #5Womenartists
In March, NMWA’s #5WomenArtists social media campaign launched for a fifth year of raising awareness about women artists, garnering more than 4,092 Instagram posts and 9,568 tweets.

5 Fast Facts about #5WomenArtists Changing the World: Mickalene Thomas

Posted: March 30, 2020
Category: #5Womenartists
Artist Mickalene Thomas's vibrant works have established a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, race, and power, while centering queer identity.
An enamel portrait painting of a woman made with encrusted black rhinestones glued to shiny pink acrylic background.
Brazilian artist Rosângela Rennó works with discarded photographs found in flea markets, family albums, newspapers, and public archives to question the nature and symbolic value of an image.
An indigenous women and three children of varying ages stand smiling in front of the concrete wall of a building that has some white and blue graffiti on it, in high yellow grass that is mostly dead. The women and children carry beautiful woven baskets. Below them the word "Oaxaca" is printed in yellow type.