Close-up view of a sculpture made of shredded tires. Over top the image reads "Black Abstract" and the name and date of the exhibition.
Chakaia Booker, El Gato, 2001; Rubber tire and wood, 48 x 42 x 42 in.; Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase, Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund, 2004.12; © Chakaia Booker; Photo by E. G. Schempf


Candida Alvarez (b. 1955), Chakaia Booker (b. 1953), Betty Blayton (b. 1937, d. 2016), Lilian Thomas Burwell (b. 1927), Nanette Carter (b. 1954), Barbara Chase-Riboud (b. 1939), Deborah Dancy (b. 1949), Abigail DeVille (b. 1981), Maren Hassinger (b. 1947), Jennie C. Jones (b. 1968), Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery (b. 1930), Mary Lovelace O’Neal (b. 1942), Howardena Pindell (b. 1943), Mavis Pusey (b. 1928), Shinique Smith (b. 1971), Gilda Snowden (b. 1954, d. 2014), Sylvia Snowden (b. 1942), Kianja Strobert (b. 1980), Alma Woodsey Thomas (b. 1891, d. 1978), Mildred Thompson (b. 1936, d. 2003), and Brenna Youngblood (b. 1979).


Opening Party: Magnetic Fields

October 12, 2017
7:30–9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Enjoy a first look at Magnetic Fields with behind-the-scenes tours, an open bar, and light refreshments. 

Free Community Days

12–5 p.m. No reservations required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!

Gallery Talks

12–12:30 p.m. No reservations required. Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

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