Angelica Kauffman

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.

Director’s Desk: Family Matters

Posted: May 30, 2019
Category: Angelica Kauffman
When selecting subjects, artists and their patrons often turn to those closest to them: spouses, partners, children, parents, siblings, friends, and pets. Artists from all periods have created tender, naturalistic...
Gallery view with contemporary sculpture made of orange motor scooters that resemble two antlered animals fighting in foreground. Four paintings hang on a magenta wall in background, including a baroque painting of the Virgin and Child, and a portrait of a light-skinned man, women and children gathered together in eighteenth-century attire. To the left on a white wall hang two other paintings.

Heavy Lifting: Behind the Scenes of The Contour of Feeling

Posted: May 20, 2019
Category: Angelica Kauffman
A frequent question from visitors to the museum’s Ursula von Rydingsvard exhibition is: how did you get these sculptures into the building? A conversation with NMWA Registrar Catherine Bade revealed...

5 Fast Facts: Mildred Thompson

Posted: May 15, 2019
Category: Angelica Kauffman
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Mildred Thompson (1936–2003), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Abstract painting features a vivid yellow background covered by circles, daubs, and straight and wavy lines in red, orange, cobalt, sky blue, and violet. Arcing red strokes evoke concentric circles. Straight lines in other hues radiate out from the center circle like a starburst.