MAY 03 Gallery Talk: Chromatic Scale

Hungry for more? 

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week, Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon discusses selections from the special exhibition Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum


Featuring prints in NMWA’s collection along with complementary loans, Chromatic Scale takes a focused look at Polly Apfelbaum’s lesser known print work and examines how the artist extends the conventional boundaries of color and technique. Using an “intuitive but structured” printmaking process, which incorporates interchangeable wood blocks and gradient inking, Apfelbaum creates works that are both geometric and organic, with striking colors and bold abstract shapes.

National Museum of Women in the Arts