Louise Bourgeois

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.

#5WomenArtists in SoHo Women Artists

Posted: March 29, 2021
Category: Louise Bourgeois
Get to know five women artists—Harmony Hammond, Louise Bourgeois, Joyce Kozloff, Miriam Schapiro, and Sarah Charlesworth— who are depicted in SoHo Women Artists (1978), by May Stevens.
Life-sized, full-length portraits of 12 individuals form a frieze-like composition against a saturated lapis-blue background. Most of those portrayed are noted feminist artists and critics. Details from the artist's earlier paintings appear above and to t
NMWA’s collection features many depictions of women and their families that offer varied perspectives and inspirations. Learn about work by artists Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Catlett, Lola Álvarez Bravo, and Louise...
A black-and-white print of two dark-skinned individuals in profile, facing left. The person in the background is an older adult wearing a brimmed hat, and in the foreground and slightly to the right is a young child with coarse hair cut close to the head.

Director’s Desk: The Great Outdoors

Posted: October 9, 2019
Category: Louise Bourgeois
At NMWA, we regularly rotate our collection to spark new thematic connections. Museum director, Susan Fisher Sterling, explores "The Great Outdoors" from our most recent collection installation.

Allons-y! Exploring Francophone Sculpture in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: May 6, 2019
Category: Louise Bourgeois
Visitors from the Young Women’s Francophone Meetup Group explored the collection galleries to learn more about Francophone women artists while practicing their French. The group found common threads among three...

5 Fast Facts: Louise Bourgeois

Posted: January 28, 2019
Category: Louise Bourgeois
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Louise Bourgeois, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Bronze sculpture of a spider on a white platform against a magenta background.

Women House: Femme Maisons

Posted: May 17, 2018
Category: Louise Bourgeois
Questions about a woman’s “place” resonate in our culture, and conventional ideas about the house as a feminine space persist. Global artists in Women House recast conventional ideas about the...

Not So Itsy Bitsy: Louise Bourgeois

Posted: July 3, 2017
Category: Louise Bourgeois
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: October 21, 2016

Posted: October 21, 2016
Category: Louise Bourgeois
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: September 9, 2016

Posted: September 9, 2016
Category: Louise Bourgeois
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.

5 Fast Facts: Petah Coyne

Posted: October 19, 2015
Category: Louise Bourgeois
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.