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Nine New Acquisitions Celebrate NMWA’s 30th Anniversary Year

May 23 2017

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announces recent major collection acquisitions in celebration of the beginning of the museum’s 30th-anniversary year. Newly acquired works by Yael Bartana, Berthe Morisot and Faith Ringgold are currently on view in the museum’s collection galleries, and works by Louise Bourgeois and Lalla Essaydi will be on view in REVIVAL, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture, photography and video, from June 23 to Sept. 10, 2017.

“We are delighted to have strong support from generous donors and members who made these acquisitions possible. Their contributions have enabled us to add new, diverse and increasingly global artworks to the collection—from late 19th century painting to contemporary times,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “These important acquisitions greatly enrich the thematic reinstallation of our collection galleries for the museum’s 30th anniversary.”


Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911, Paris; d. 2010, New York City)
Spider III, 1995

Yael Bartana (b. 1970, Kfar Yehezkel, Israel)
What if Women Ruled the World, 2016

Lalla Essaydi (b. 1956, Marrakesh)
Bullets Revisited #3, 2012

Berthe Morisot (b. 1841, Bourges, France; d. 1895, Paris)
Jeune Femme en Mauve (Young Woman in Mauve), 1880

Jami Porter Lara (b. 1969, Spokane, Washington)
LDS-MHR-2LBR-0216CE-06, 2016
MHB-6SBR-0916CE-01, 2016
LDS-MHB-LPBR-0916CE-03, 2016
LDS-MHB-WVBR-0617CE-09, 2017

Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York City)
American Collection #4: Jo Baker’s Bananas, 1997

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