OCT 30 Gallery Talk: Audrey Niffenegger—Halloween Edition

Delight in a sampling of art from our popular Audrey Niffenegger exhibition! 

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, Digital Media Specialist Laura Hoffman discusses selections from Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger. The gallery talk will cover the mid-career retrospective of Niffenegger, featuring her book art, works on paper, and paintings with a specific focus on the more morbid works in the exhibition.

Discover a fantastic, strange, and mysterious world created by the artist and bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. The talk and exhibition will reflect Niffenegger’s captivating narrative talent as well as her spooky yet humorous portrayal of death.


The mid-career retrospective of Audrey Niffenegger showcases the artist’s captivating exploration of life, morality, and magic. Her narratives give insight into universal experiences such as the need for love, the inevitability of death, and the peculiar sensation of the passage of time.

National Museum of Women in the Arts