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Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes

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.

Gallery Reboot: Collection Galleries Closed December 17–28

Posted: December 16, 2018
Category: Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes
From Monday, December 17, through Friday, December 28, NMWA’s third-floor galleries will be closed to the public for a major reinstallation of art from the collection.
Large vertical painting in minimalist style features thinned pigments poured in translucent layers onto the unsized canvas. The abstract composition is dominated by a central ambiguous form in vibrant yellow-orange and peach, flanked by amorphous swaths of pale pink and a dark gray.

Artist Spotlight: Chakaia Booker

Posted: December 31, 2017
Category: Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for...
An installation shot of a gallery shows several art pieces in the room. On the left, there is a sculpture made from black rubber tires sits on a. The black rubber tires are shaped and distorted in way that they create an organic form, resembling an insect or an alien-like figure.

Artist Spotlight: Mildred Thompson

Posted: December 5, 2017
Category: Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for...
An installation shot of a gallery with a large painting hanging on the wall. 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.

Self-Portraits in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: November 1, 2017
Category: Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes
Modern and contemporary women artists with works on view at NMWA employ self-portraiture to address personal, social, and political issues.
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.

Wicked Wilderness: “Will-o’-the-Wisp” by Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes

Posted: October 31, 2015
Category: Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes
In the spirit of Halloween, explore the painting Will-o’-the-Wisp (ca. 1900) by Elizabeth Adela Armstrong Forbes in NMWA’s collection.
An auburn-haired, light-skinned young woman occupies the central panel of a triptych. Barefoot and clad in a sleeveless white dress, she reclines on a bed of autumn leaves in a rocky, moonlit landscape. The mist at her feet obscures mice. Fairy folk frolic in the left panel.