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Magdalena Abakanowicz

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 24, 2021
Category: Magdalena Abakanowicz
NMWA founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (1922–2021) was a visionary collector of great art by women. Get to know five of her favorite modern and contemporary 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.

5 Fast Facts: Magdalena Abakanowicz

Posted: March 6, 2019
Category: Magdalena Abakanowicz
As part of NMWA’s #5WomenArtists campaign, impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
Ten larger-than-life bronze sculptures of human bodies are installed in the middle of a city street. The bodies have no heads or arms, and are striding forward in five rows of two. While they are not naked, their wrinkled body-tight clothing makes no distinction between shirt and pants.

Gallery Reboot: Body Language

Posted: May 25, 2017
Category: Magdalena Abakanowicz
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’s New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Magdalena Abakanowicz

Posted: June 20, 2014
Category: Magdalena Abakanowicz
To honor Magdalena Abakanowicz on her 84th birthday, NMWA anticipates the upcoming public installation of her work on New York Avenue as the third artist in the New York Avenue...
Ten larger-than-life bronze sculptures of human bodies are installed in the middle of a city street. The bodies have no heads or arms, and are striding forward in five rows of two. While they are not naked, their wrinkled body-tight clothing makes no distinction between shirt and pants.