Mildred Thompson

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.

Built to Order: The Constructed World in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: July 27, 2021
Category: Mildred Thompson
Artists represented in NMWA’s “Built to Order” gallery construct environments of their own making, reflecting familiar and unfamiliar vantage points and revealing our power to shape the world around us.
A color photograph of a young light skinned girl with light blonde hair. The girl peeks out from a fort made from a dark blue and purple comforter. A light pink and purple stuffed unicorn sits on a purple and white floral rug in front of the fort. A purple, blue, white, and black paper butterfly-shaped kite hangs on the wall above the fort.

Director’s Desk: The Great Outdoors

Posted: October 9, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
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.

Opening this Week: Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Posted: October 8, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
Still life painting features a reddish ceramic colander with several types of fish. In the foreground, a cat stands alert next to shrimp and oyster shells on a gleaming pewter dish.

5 Fast Facts: Alice Neel

Posted: October 2, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Alice Neel (1900–1984), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
A sick man with medium skin tone lies on a bed with purple bedding and stares out with a dignified expression. The left side of his chest is misshapen and covered with a white bandage. Thick outlines define his body and highlights on his arms and face accentuate his frail frame.

Judy Chicago—The End: Stages of Dying

Posted: September 25, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
In Judy Chicago's newest body of work, she draws on Swiss-born psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of grief. She represents these stages of grief and simultaneously reckons with her own...
A painted sign with black text on a beige background. The text reads "Stages of Dying."

Opening This Week: Live Dangerously

Posted: September 18, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
Live Dangerously reveals the bold and dynamic ways in which female bodies inhabit and activate the natural world. Twelve groundbreaking photographers use humor, drama, ambiguity, and innovative storytelling to illuminate...

Opening This Week: Judy Chicago—The End

Posted: September 16, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction, the newest body of work by iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago, continues the artist’s practice of tackling taboo subjects. In these works,...
The words 'The End' in bold, uppercase print is shown in an iridescent box of pinks and greens with a solid black border. 'A meditation' sits atop of the box in cursive writing and 'on Death and Extinction' sits below in the same lettering.

5 Fast Facts: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Posted: September 11, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989), best known today for her innovative fashion photography.

“Judy Chicago: New Views” Available Now

Posted: September 4, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
As the first major monograph on the feminist artist Judy Chicago in nearly 20 years, Judy Chicago: New Views provides fresh perspectives by leading scholars and curators.

5 Fast Facts: Joan Mitchell

Posted: August 21, 2019
Category: Mildred Thompson
Impress your friends with five fast facts about abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.