Film Series: Contemporary Women Artists from Art21 (Part 1)

In this three-part film series, learn about 13 contemporary women artists whose work is on view at NMWA. This series features artist segments from Art21’s productions including the Peabody Award-winning PBS television series Art in the Twenty-First Century.

Today’s screening includes short films about Marina Abramović, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, and Graciela Iturbide.


This series is part of our monthly Free Community Day.


Transcripts available upon request. 


Free. Reservations not required. First come, first served seating. Performance Hall opens for seating at 2 p.m. 

Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting quality, thought-provoking content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Credit line: Art21, founded 1997
Marina Abramović: “History,” 2012
Lynda Benglis: “Boundaries,” 2012
Louise Bourgeois: “Identity,” 2001
Graciela Iturbide: “Investigation,” 2014
From Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series
Video; color, sound

National Museum of Women in the Arts