Women And Nature

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.

Flights and Frights of Fancy

Posted: September 8, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
With over one thousand unique works, NMWA has one of the nation’s most extensive collections of artists’ books. Selections are always on display in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and...
An open book full of birds made of paper, flying out of the book.
Three artists credit groundbreaking 17th-century artist and scientist Maria Sibylla Merian, whose work is also on view in Super Natural, as a major influence on their performances, photography, videos, and...
Close-up photograph shows a trumpet-shaped flower against a dark black background. The flower's striated, long neck erupts in a profusion of purple and white petals that dominate the composition.

Spotlight: Rachel Sussman

Posted: August 31, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
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.

Spotlight: Jiha Moon

Posted: August 24, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
Jiha Moon is known for her blend of traditional materials and pop culture iconography. Like a “cartographer of cultures,” Moon is interested in creating images that can be read differently...
A round, ceramic vessel glazed unevenly in glossy celadon has a bulging body incised with abstract shapes. Matte turquoise glaze dribbling down from the rim obscures portions of the pale green and fully coats one of two peach-shaped orbs projecting from either side of the neck.

5 Fast Facts: Patricia Piccinini

Posted: August 19, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
Learn more about artist Patricia Piccinini, who is known for The Stags and whose work is featured in the NMWA collection.
A sculpture consists of two metallic-orange motor scooters manipulated to resemble male deer. Leather seats become haunches, dashboard dials resemble faces, and multiple rear-view mirrors morph into antlers. The serpentine, hybrid animal-machines appear to spar for dominance.

5 Questions with Mary Tsiongas

Posted: August 17, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
The fourth installment of NMWA’s biennial exhibition series, Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015 is presented by the museum and participating national and international outreach committees. The exhibition’s artists redefine the...
View of a gallery space. In big letters green , the text on the wall reads "Women to Watch: Organic Matters, 2015."

5 Questions with Lara Shipley

Posted: August 10, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
The fourth installment of NMWA’s biennial exhibition series, Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015 is presented by the museum and participating national and international outreach committees. The exhibition’s artists redefine the...
View of a gallery space. In big letters green , the text on the wall reads "Women to Watch: Organic Matters, 2015."

5 Questions with Françoise Pétrovitch

Posted: August 3, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
The fourth installment of NMWA’s biennial exhibition series, Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015 is presented by the museum and participating national and international outreach committees. The exhibition’s artists redefine the...
View of a gallery space. In big letters green , the text on the wall reads "Women to Watch: Organic Matters, 2015."

Victorian Decadence & Visual Decay

Posted: July 22, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
Petah Coyne and Polly Morgan are influenced by the art of Louise Bourgeois and Eva Hesse. Both artists bring forth otherworldly creations through extremely labor and time intensive processes. The...
Myriad layers of melted pink and white wax encrust and obscure the metal armature for this abstract sculpture, which hangs from satin-wrapped chains. Its color and shape, as well as the bumpy, lacy texture, evoke a frilly tutu, lavishly frosted wedding cake, or coral accretions.

5 Questions with Andrea Lira

Posted: July 20, 2015
Category: Women And Nature
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.