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Women Sculptors

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.

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

Posted: May 6, 2019
Category: Women Sculptors
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...

The Contour of an Artist: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s Beginnings

Posted: May 1, 2019
Category: Women Sculptors
For Ursula von Rydingsvard, sculpture is personal—a way to heal and process her innermost feelings. But it is also a way to connect to the outside world, to engage people...

5 Fast Facts: Magdalena Abakanowicz

Posted: March 6, 2019
Category: Women Sculptors
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.

5 Fast Facts: Laure Tixier

Posted: February 18, 2019
Category: Women Sculptors
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Laure Tixier). Tixier’s Plaid Houses (Maquettes) (2005–11), currently on view in NMWA’s collection galleries, explore a range of architectural styles in...
Close-up detail of a larger artwork features a view of two felt houses. On the viewer's right is an orange house that is out-of-focus while on the left is a blue house that is in-focus and has visible stitches, coarse texture, and rectangular windows.

5 Fast Facts: Camille Claudel

Posted: February 11, 2019
Category: Women Sculptors
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Camille Claudel, whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
Bronze tabletop sculpture depicting a nude young woman seated on rough-hewn base, leaning against a sheaf of wheat. The figure's knees are drawn together, her left arm hanging at her side and her right arm bent upwards, clasping her shoulder.

5 Fast Facts: Louise Bourgeois

Posted: January 28, 2019
Category: Women Sculptors
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.

5 Fast Facts: Anne Truitt

Posted: July 22, 2017
Category: Women Sculptors
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Anne Truitt (1921–2004), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Tall, rectangular, pillar-like sculpture, painted in vibrant green hues on a smooth, clean surface. The sculpture stands against a solid white backdrop.

Pillar Perfect: Louise Nevelson and Anne Truitt

Posted: February 7, 2017
Category: Women Sculptors
Explore the progression between two works in NMWA's collection: Louise Nevelson's White Column (from Dawn's Wedding Feast) (1959) to Anne Truitt's Summer Dryad (1971).
Three dark-skinned young adults in winter jackets stand in an art gallery near a white pillar made of a medley of found items. They wear black winter jackets and smile at the artwork.

5 Fast Facts: Alison Saar

Posted: September 22, 2016
Category: Women Sculptors
Impress your friends with five fast facts about sculptor and printmaker Alison Saar, whose work is on view in Alison Saar In Print through October 2, 2016.
Lithograph print on a blue background portrays a nude woman laying horizontally across the length of the paper. In place of hair, a bottle tree appears to sprout from the figure’s head.

“Fountain Lady”: Ruth Asawa in San Francisco

Posted: February 16, 2016
Category: Women Sculptors
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.