Lilla Cabot Perry

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.

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay’s #5WomenArtists

Posted: March 17, 2021
Category: Lilla Cabot Perry
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.

A Case of Mistaken Identity? Spotlight on Lilla Cabot Perry

Posted: November 19, 2013
Category: Lilla Cabot Perry
Lady with a Bowl of Violets (ca. 1910) has been called one of NMWA’s “best-loved works.”
A young woman sits on a chair with her hair in a loose bun, wearing a white lace-trim gown. Her body turns slightly right towards a fireplace, its orange glow reflected on her hair and torso. The room is light and clean and a dark bowl overflowing with violets sits on the mantle.