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Women to Watch 2020: Dolores Furtado

Posted: October 8, 2020
Category: Artist Spotlight
Argentinian artist Dolores Furtado talks about her process and work, which is featured in Paper Routes, the latest installment of NMWA's Women to Watch exhibition series.
A close up color photograph of a light skinned woman who stares unsmiling at the camera. She has chin-length blonde ombre hair, dark eyebrows, and blue-grey eyes. The background of the photo is blurred.

Edna Reindel: An Inspiring Artist for an Unprecedented Time

Posted: May 27, 2020
Category: Artist Spotlight
Edna Reindel's "Women at War" paintings express her viewpoint that humans endure—and even thrive— during challenging times when they work communally and pursue equity.
Painting of a light-skinned woman wearing safety goggles and working with machinery in an industrial warehouse setting. In the background, other light-skinned figures work on airplane parts.
In her writings on racial and social justice, Xaviera Simmons has expressed a desire to understand what it takes to shift political systems. Her art works to shift our notions...

Landscape of Change: Janaina Tschäpe’s “100 Little Deaths”

Posted: October 15, 2019
Category: Artist Spotlight
Janaina Tschäpe began her "100 Little Deaths" series in 1996 as an exploration of landscape, transmutation, and death. Each self-portrait depicts the artist sprawled face down in different environments around...

5 Fast Facts: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

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

5 Fast Facts: Niki de Saint Phalle

Posted: August 7, 2019
Category: Artist Spotlight
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002), whose work Pregnant Nana (1993) is on view in NMWA's galleries.
View of the gallery shows an eye-catching marble sculpture in the foreground and a visitor looking at multiple brightly colored artworks in the background. The abstract scupture is of a voluptuous figure with pregnant belly covered in bright patterns and posed with outstretched arms.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Connecting Form & Language

Posted: July 24, 2019
Category: Artist Spotlight
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling presents the artist’s monumental cedar wood sculptures alongside newer works for the first time.
A large cedar and paint sculpture installed against a white wall.

5 Fast Facts: Judy Chicago

Posted: July 17, 2019
Category: Artist Spotlight
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Judy Chicago (b. 1939), who will celebrate her 80th birthday on July 20.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Monumental Public Art

Posted: July 2, 2019
Category: Artist Spotlight
Ursula von Rydingsvard has created large-scale sculptures that can be visited in public parks, plazas, and civic buildings across the country. Curious to discover more of her work? Here are...

Finding Meaning in Form: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s Process

Posted: June 19, 2019
Category: Artist Spotlight
Ursula von Rydingsvard's sculptural practice is a way to give tangible form to her feelings and ideas. It must not only be understood in technical terms, but also as an...