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Women And Design

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.

#Instameets @WomenInTheArts

Posted: March 2, 2016
Category: Women And Design
In honor of International Women’s Day, NMWA will host an #EmptyNMWA instameet on Tuesday, March 8. An “instameet” is an opportunity for photographers to gather, meet, and snap pictures for...
Exterior color photo of the museum building with a blue sky and clouds.

5 Fast Facts: Anni Albers

Posted: February 27, 2016
Category: Women And Design
Impress your friends with five fast facts about designer Anni Albers (1899–1994), whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February...

5 Fast Facts: Toshiko Takaezu

Posted: February 22, 2016
Category: Women And Design
Impress your friends with five fast facts about designer Toshiko Takaezu, whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February 28,...
A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned, dark-haired, Asian adult woman smiling while wearing a smock in her studio. In the foreground are two of her large sculptures; she has her hand on one of them.

“Fountain Lady”: Ruth Asawa in San Francisco

Posted: February 16, 2016
Category: Women And Design
While visiting family in San Francisco, I visited some of the city’s public artworks by Ruth Asawa, one of the artists featured in NMWA’s exhibition Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft,...
A black-and-white photograph of Ruth Asawa holding one of her large, wire crochet sculptures, draped over her shoulder and in both hands. She is a light-skinned, Asian, adult woman with black hair and blunt bangs.

5 Fast Facts: Eva Zeisel

Posted: February 4, 2016
Category: Women And Design
Impress your friends with five fast facts about designer Eva Zeisel (1906–2011), whose work is on view in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today through February...
Round shapes with dimples in the middle that resemble the belly button from the human body in candy-colored glazes that are stacked in four vertical rows of to create S-shaped lines.

Patterned Pathmakers

Posted: January 27, 2016
Category: Women And Design
Dynamic women designers and artists from the mid-20th century and today create innovative designs, maintain craft traditions, and incorporate new aesthetics into fine art in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and...
View of a gallery space. On a black wall, it says " Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" in big, white letters, Two pendant lights are hanging from the ceiling to the left.

Blurring Boundaries: Contemporary Design

Posted: January 25, 2016
Category: Women And Design
On January 27, as part of the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative, artist Gabriel Ann Maher and Alice Rawsthorn continue the discussion surrounding the question “Can design be...
Three light skinned women sit in an auditorium. The woman in the center looks at the stage, the two women on either side of her look down at their programs.

Puzzling Pathmakers

Posted: January 19, 2016
Category: Women And Design
Dynamic women designers and artists from the mid-20th century and today create innovative designs, maintain craft traditions, and incorporate new aesthetics into fine art in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft,...
View of a gallery space. On a black wall, it says " Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" in big, white letters, Two pendant lights are hanging from the ceiling to the left.

Profound Pathmakers

Posted: January 12, 2016
Category: Women And Design
Dynamic women designers and artists from the mid-20th century and today create innovative designs, maintain craft traditions, and incorporate new aesthetics into fine art in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft,...
View of a gallery space. On a black wall, it says " Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" in big, white letters, Two pendant lights are hanging from the ceiling to the left.

Passionate Pathmakers

Posted: December 29, 2015
Category: Women And Design
Dynamic women designers and artists from the mid-20th century and today create innovative designs, maintain craft traditions, and incorporate new aesthetics into fine art in Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and...
View of a gallery space. On a black wall, it says " Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" in big, white letters, Two pendant lights are hanging from the ceiling to the left.