Remix: The Collection

A horizontal canvas combines collaged paper, such as a scrap of a U.S. map, comic strip, and pictographs; cloth swatches; scrawled and dripped paint; and phrases like “It takes hard work to keep racism alive” and “Oh! Zone.” The work’s title appears in red paint right of center.
Oct 21, 2023, to Oct 21, 2025

Chronological collection installations tacitly prioritize traditional art mediums and white European and American artists. Remix continues to reject outmoded and gender-based art hierarchies.

Collection galleries throughout NMWA’s building present a joyful and provocative combination of works spanning six continents and six centuries that emphasizes the illimitable vision of women artists worldwide through themes:

Photo Credit showcases pioneers of the photographic medium and visionaries who continue to expand photography’s boundaries.

Seeing Red illustrates how artists throughout the centuries have wielded the color red with its myriad associations for formal, realistic, and symbolic purposes.

Objectified presents historical and contemporary still lifes and related objects by women who push boundaries and preserve traditions.

Home, Maker spotlights women’s shifting roles in domestic life and celebrates their ever-growing agency as makers.

No Shrinking Violet demonstrates artists’ use of purple in bold and personal expressions of fashion, creativity, innovation, and individualism.

Fiber Optics highlights the history of textile work predominantly produced by women and focuses on how contemporary artists use these techniques in their practices.

Elemental features artists who share their clear view of earth, water, fire, and air as creative tools and unceasing forces of life, purification, and rebirth.

Land Marks proves that landscapes reflect and define cultural beliefs and values, embody artists’ memories and emotions, or convey ideology, sometimes in combination.

Heavyweight confounds expectations that women work on a smaller, more delicate scale than their male counterparts.

A wooden sculpture is painted red and shaped as a nude woman holding a cast iron skillet in her left hand. She has a heavy chain around her waist with multiple skillets hanging from it like a skirt. She stands on a small wooden platform.

Alison Saar, Scorch Song, 2022; Wood, found mini skillets, nails, and tar, 34 x 11 x 9 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts; Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Steven Scott, Baltimore, in honor of the artist and the 35th Anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; © Alison Saar; Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA; Photo by Jeff McLane

Exhibition Sponsors

Remix: The Collection is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The exhibition is sponsored by Lugano Diamonds.

Additional funding provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sue J. Henry and Carter G. Phillips Exhibition Fund, and the Clara M. Lovett Emerging Artists Fund.

  • Lugano Diamonds
  • National Endowment for the Arts

Jun 24, 2024

Exhibition closed today.

Exhibition Hours

Tuesday to Sunday

10 am to 5 pm

Summer Late Nights: NMWA is open till 8 pm the third Wednesday of the month this summer.

Holiday Closures: NMWA is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

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Exhibition Location

Great Hall, Mezzanine, Third Floor
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