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NMWA @ Home: Creative Coping with Lynora Williams and Adrienne Poon

Posted: April 2, 2020
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
As NMWA remains temporarily closed due to COVID-19, we check in with staff for a personal look at the creative ways they’re staying connected, inspired, and grounded.
Large vertical painting in minimalist style features thinned pigments poured in translucent layers onto the unsized canvas. The abstract composition is dominated by a central ambiguous form in vibrant yellow-orange and peach, flanked by amorphous swaths of pale pink and a dark gray.

Gallery Reboot: Collection Galleries Closed December 17–28

Posted: December 16, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
Large vertical painting in minimalist style features thinned pigments poured in translucent layers onto the unsized canvas. The abstract composition is dominated by a central ambiguous form in vibrant yellow-orange and peach, flanked by amorphous swaths of pale pink and a dark gray.

Motifs in Memories: Symbols in Hung Liu’s Art

Posted: July 6, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
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.

On View: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Posted: June 13, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
Learn about works by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva as part of the "Month of Portugal in the United States" (June 2018).
A light-skinned adult woman in a gray dress with medium-length, wavy, brown hair is seen from behind, standing and facing a large, abstract painting. The painting depicts blurry, layered rectangles and squares in shades of gray, taupe, and black, layered and appearing to recede.

Women House: Beginnings

Posted: May 27, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
Questions about a woman’s “place” resonate in our culture, and conventional ideas about the house as a feminine space persist. Global artists in Women House recast conventional ideas about the home through...

Women House: Femme Maisons

Posted: May 17, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler

Women House: A Doll’s House

Posted: May 14, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
Arrangement of nine felt structures in multiple colors and a variety of shapes sitting on a white table

Women House: Desperate Housewives

Posted: April 26, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler

Veils of Color: Hung Liu

Posted: April 17, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
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.

Director’s Desk: Amy Sherald Inspires

Posted: March 28, 2018
Category: Helen Frankenthaler
Amy Sherald speaks to a crowd in a gallery beside her striking portraits depicting individuals with gray skintones against vibrant, solid-colored backgrounds. She gestures with her hands and has a serious expression on her face.