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Eva Hesse

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.

NMWA at the National Gallery: Modern Visions

Posted: April 27, 2022
Category: Eva Hesse
Just a mile from their home at NMWA, 11 collection works are on display at the National Gallery. Learn about works by Frida Kahlo, Eva Hesse, and Amy Sherald as...
Wearing a bright yellow apron-style dress with strawberries and lace-trim details, an expressionless young woman with medium-dark skin tone rendered in grayscale stares out with her hands in her dress pockets. Her head is cocked to one side against an intensely pink-colored background.

Who Did Simone de Beauvoir Inspire?

Posted: June 21, 2017
Category: Eva Hesse
In the installation From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir, visitors can consider the influence and intellect of writer Simone de Beauvoir in an interpretation of her Paris studio alcove. Museum...

Women Making Moves: Immigrant Artists in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: May 17, 2017
Category: Eva Hesse
As life in Europe became increasingly dangerous during World War II, some artists sought new lives abroad. Burgeoning art movements springing from major cities in North America shifted the art...
Green-tinted woven wood covers the corners and leads to the middle where a woman in an orange cloak made from various wooden objects such as a wagon wheel holds a candle and looks to her right at a man entering into the room from a door. The man is wearing a blue cloak and is also comprised of wooden objects. In his right hand, he holds a white flower. Behind them, a clock hangs on the wall, and in the left corner, a blackbird perches on a chair.

Art Fix Friday: May 6, 2016

Posted: May 6, 2016
Category: Eva Hesse
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.

Art Fix Friday: November 27, 2015

Posted: November 27, 2015
Category: Eva Hesse
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.

Posh Pathmakers

Posted: November 23, 2015
Category: Eva Hesse
Dynamic women designers and artists from the mid-20th century and today create innovative designs, maintain craft traditions, and incorporate new aesthetics into fine art in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft,...
View of a gallery space. On a black wall, it says " Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" in big, white letters, Two pendant lights are hanging from the ceiling to the left.

Tied in Knots: Eva Hesse

Posted: November 18, 2015
Category: Eva Hesse
Learn more about Eva Hesse’s Study for Sculpture in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today.
View of a gallery space. On a black wall, it says " Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" in big, white letters, Two pendant lights are hanging from the ceiling to the left.

5 Fast Facts: Petah Coyne

Posted: October 19, 2015
Category: Eva Hesse
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Petah Coyne, whose work is on view at NMWA.
A sculpture hangs in a dark gallery. The sculpture comprises layers of melted pink and white wax that form a dress-like shape hanging from satin-wrapped chains. Its color, shape, and bumpy, lacy texture, evoke a frilly tutu, lavishly frosted wedding cake, or coral.