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Frida Baranek

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Director’s Desk: Built to Order

Posted: January 29, 2020
Category: Frida Baranek
The artists in NMWA's “Built to Order” gallery investigate human intervention in the natural world, considering the impact of structures, cities, and societies.
Eery photograph in blue tones of a concrete silo at night.

Judy Chicago—The End: Extinction

Posted: January 15, 2020
Category: Frida Baranek
Judy Chicago, when describing her work on the “Extinction” section of The End, called the two years of intense painting “excruciating." "To be faced every day with what we are...
Painting on black glass shows a polar bear standing on a small block of ice in a choppy ocean and staring out at viewer.

In Her Own Hand: Judy Chicago’s Use of Text in “The End”

Posted: December 19, 2019
Category: Frida Baranek
Judy Chicago has a long history of incorporating handwritten text into her bold and colorful artworks. Whether embroidered into cloth or painted in watercolor, Chicago uses words within a visual...
Painted black glass with handwritten words in white paint relating to death and dying, such as, 'End of Life,' 'Rigor Mortis,' 'Pop off,' 'Dead as a doornail.'

Visualizing Extinction in Judy Chicago’s “The End”

Posted: December 9, 2019
Category: Frida Baranek
As artists contend with the urgency of climate change, some portray nature’s stunning grandeur to inspire viewers into protecting the planet; others show human-caused damage that provokes shock and anguish....
Painting on black glass of three penguins. The smallest is standing in the middle with its bill open to the sky as if waiting to be fead while the two larger penguins stare towards it. The words 'Only 1600 pair left' and 'killing them off' is written by hand at the bottom.

More than Meets the Eye: Surprising Materials

Posted: October 27, 2017
Category: Frida Baranek
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.