Joana Vasconcelos

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.

New Acquisition Spotlight: Rubra

Posted: July 15, 2020
Category: Joana Vasconcelos
Joana Vasconcelos's Rubra, a nearly six-foot-tall glass and textile chandelier, is an exciting new addition to NMWA's collection through a gift from museum patron Christine Suppes.
A color image of a detail of a chandelier made of red, orange, and yellow Murano glass, wool yarn, polyester fabrics, and LED lighting.

Crocheted Creatures: Joana Vasconcelos

Posted: September 7, 2017
Category: Joana Vasconcelos
In celebration of NMWA’s 30th anniversary, and inspired by the museum’s focus on contemporary women artists as catalysts for change, Revival illuminates how women working in sculpture, photography, and video use spectacle...
A mass-produced, ceramic German shepherd sits upright and alert with mouth open and tongue extended as if panting. Panels of elaborate hand-crafted crochet in shades of mint, citron, and emerald green form a skin-tight web that entirely envelops the dog.

Patterned Pathmakers

Posted: January 27, 2016
Category: Joana Vasconcelos
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, and...
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.