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Books & Catalogues

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Browse the museum’s special exhibition catalogues and books that highlight the legacies of acclaimed women artists, past and present.

Featured Publications

Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020

This fully illustrated catalogue features personal statements by the exhibition’s twenty-two featured artists, who turn paper into innovative, complex works of art.

Book cover features bright red stacks of crinkled paper radiating from the left side. The books title 'Paper Routes Women to Watch 2020' is in white text.

Women Artists

Women Artists explores 90 collection highlights from NMWA—works are featured alongside artist biographies.

Book cover features a painting of a woman created from geometric shapes and lines. The books title

Judy Chicago: New Views

The first major monograph on Chicago in twenty years, New Views provides fresh perspectives and features key bodies of work from her career.

Cover Judy Chicago New Views Catalogue

Marguerite Gérard: 1761–1837

Sponsored by NMWA’s Suzanne & James Mellor Prize, this book by scholar Carole Blumenfeld brings to light the work of French painter Marguerite Gérard.

Book cover features a painting of an indoor scene of two women with light skin sitting in an indoor setting. The book's title

Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018

The Heavy Metal exhibition catalogue showcases contemporary artists working in metal through full-color imagery and artist statements.

Book cover features a slivers of silver form to form a textured pattern with the words:

Related Blog Post

Learn about the work of Suzanne Coley, a featured artist in the online exhibition DMV Color and one of few African American full-time book artists working today.
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Suzanne Coley, All I Have, 2018; Artist’s book; Courtesy of the artist; On loan from private collection; Photo by Emily Shaw, Courtesy of Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.