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Opening this Week: Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Posted: October 8, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
Still life painting features a reddish ceramic colander with several types of fish. In the foreground, a cat stands alert next to shrimp and oyster shells on a gleaming pewter dish.

5 Fast Facts: Alice Neel

Posted: October 2, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Alice Neel (1900–1984), whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
A sick man with medium skin tone lies on a bed with purple bedding and stares out with a dignified expression. The left side of his chest is misshapen and covered with a white bandage. Thick outlines define his body and highlights on his arms and face accentuate his frail frame.

Judy Chicago—The End: Stages of Dying

Posted: September 25, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
In Judy Chicago's newest body of work, she draws on Swiss-born psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of grief. She represents these stages of grief and simultaneously reckons with her own...

Opening This Week: Live Dangerously

Posted: September 18, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
Live Dangerously reveals the bold and dynamic ways in which female bodies inhabit and activate the natural world. Twelve groundbreaking photographers use humor, drama, ambiguity, and innovative storytelling to illuminate...

Opening This Week: Judy Chicago—The End

Posted: September 16, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction, the newest body of work by iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago, continues the artist’s practice of tackling taboo subjects. In these works,...
The words 'The End' in bold, uppercase print is shown in an iridescent box of pinks and greens with a solid black border. 'A meditation' sits atop of the box in cursive writing and 'on Death and Extinction' sits below in the same lettering.

5 Fast Facts: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Posted: September 11, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989), best known today for her innovative fashion photography.

“Judy Chicago: New Views” Available Now

Posted: September 4, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
As the first major monograph on the feminist artist Judy Chicago in nearly 20 years, Judy Chicago: New Views provides fresh perspectives by leading scholars and curators.

5 Fast Facts: Joan Mitchell

Posted: August 21, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
Impress your friends with five fast facts about abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Connecting Form & Language

Posted: July 24, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling presents the artist’s monumental cedar wood sculptures alongside newer works for the first time.
A large cedar and paint sculpture installed against a white wall.

5 Fast Facts: Judy Chicago

Posted: July 17, 2019
Category: Judith Leyster
Impress your friends with five fast facts about artist Judy Chicago (b. 1939), who will celebrate her 80th birthday on July 20.