Zanele Muholi

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.

5 Fast Facts: Zanele Muholi

Posted: June 29, 2020
Category: Zanele Muholi
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Zanele Muholi, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Two dark-skinned young women with short hair sit together against a white brick wall, their limbs lovingly intertwined and glowing smiles across their faces. One wears a white bra and shorts, and the other a white tank-top and blue shorts.

Director’s Desk: Family Matters

Posted: May 30, 2019
Category: Zanele Muholi
When selecting subjects, artists and their patrons often turn to those closest to them: spouses, partners, children, parents, siblings, friends, and pets. Artists from all periods have created tender, naturalistic...
Gallery view with contemporary sculpture made of orange motor scooters that resemble two antlered animals fighting in foreground. Four paintings hang on a magenta wall in background, including a baroque painting of the Virgin and Child, and a portrait of a light-skinned man, women and children gathered together in eighteenth-century attire. To the left on a white wall hang two other paintings.

Women House: A Room of One’s Own

Posted: May 11, 2018
Category: Zanele Muholi
Questions about a woman’s “place” resonate in our culture, and conventional ideas about the house as a feminine space persist. Global artists in Women House recast conventional ideas about the...