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National Museum of Women in the Arts announces featured artists in the Women to Watch exhibition series

Jan 21 2020

Artists explore transformational quality of paper

WASHINGTON—Today, the curatorial team of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announced the artists selected for the upcoming group exhibition Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020, on view June 26–Sept. 7, 2020. Showcasing contemporary artists, the sixth installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series features up-and-coming or underrepresented artists from the states and countries where the museum has outreach committees. In consultation with contemporary art curators in their respective regions, the committees created shortlists of artists who work with paper—this year’s theme. From these submissions, NMWA’s curatorial team selected the artists and works for inclusion in the summer exhibition. This will be the largest Women to Watch exhibition to date.

Paper Routes presents the versatility of paper, not merely as a support for drawings, prints and photographs, but as a rewarding medium itself. Objects range in scale from small and intimate to large and immersive. Recurring themes within this exhibition include the mutability of paper as a medium and an emphasis on process. Other works communicate personal and political reflections. The selected artists use a variety of techniques, including folding, stacking, burning, gluing, embossing and cutting.

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