OCT 16 Gallery Talk: Ellen Day Hale

Join us at NMWA to travel to far off places!

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays throughout the fall 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 Wanderer: Travel Prints by Ellen Day Hale. Through close looking and guided inquiry, participants will examine Hale’s printmaking and reflect upon its themes.


Renowned for her bold portrait paintings, American artist Ellen Day Hale (1855–1940) also helped revive the etching printmaking technique in the late 19th century. Hale pursued art training in Paris and traveled extensively through Europe, the Middle East, and America. Drawn from NMWA’s collection, this exhibition presents Hale’s exquisitely detailed etchings of the cities, landscapes, and people she encountered on her journeys. 


National Museum of Women in the Arts