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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.
Two adolescent girls with light skin wearing matching blue uniforms float side-by-side on the edge of a grassy pond while holding hands.

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...

Art Fix Friday: May 11, 2018

Posted: May 11, 2018
Category: Louise Bourgeois
Zora Neale Hurston’s "Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo" was published nearly nine decades later; Transgender actress Daniela Vega discusses her role as a Chilean opera singer; Louise...
A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned adult woman holding a newspaper with news about World War II. She wears a coat and her short, curly hair is caught in the wind.

Not So Itsy Bitsy: Louise Bourgeois

Posted: July 3, 2017
Category: Louise Bourgeois
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...
Bronze sculpture of a spider on a white platform against a magenta background.

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.