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5 Fast Facts: Kirsten Justesen

Posted: July 22, 2020
Category: Kirsten Justesen
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Kirsten Justesen, whose work is on view in NMWA’s collection galleries.
A black-and-white self-portrait of a light-skinned older woman with shoulder-length blonde hair who lays on the middle shelf of a large wooden cabinent. She is in a relaxed fetal position; one hand props her head up and the other is draped over the shelf. Above her a collection of tiny statues are arranged by size, on the shelf below her are a tea pot and two boxes.

Opening This Week: Live Dangerously

Posted: September 18, 2019
Category: Kirsten Justesen
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...

Director’s Desk: Space Explorers

Posted: July 10, 2019
Category: Kirsten Justesen
NMWA director, Susan Fisher Sterling, examines the theme "Space Explorers" from our most recent collection installation. Spaces, both physical and metaphorical, often have strong gendered associations.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Monumental Public Art

Posted: July 2, 2019
Category: Kirsten Justesen
Ursula von Rydingsvard has created large-scale sculptures that can be visited in public parks, plazas, and civic buildings across the country. Curious to discover more of her work? Here are...

Finding Meaning in Form: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s Process

Posted: June 19, 2019
Category: Kirsten Justesen
Ursula von Rydingsvard's sculptural practice is a way to give tangible form to her feelings and ideas. It must not only be understood in technical terms, but also as an...

Maria Sibylla Merian and Rachel Ruysch: Opportunity and Mobility

Posted: June 17, 2019
Category: Kirsten Justesen
Dutch flower painter Rachel Ruysch (1664–1750) and German naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) navigated limitations on mobility and opportunity in very distinct ways, nurturing long and successful careers despite all...
A still life painting featuring an asymmetrical arrangement of flowers; the central section features pink, orange, yellow, and blue flowers and is dramatically highlighted compared to the background and outer edge of arrangement.
The rubber tire, a globally omnipresent object that is mass-produced more than a billion times each year, is used as a medium by two artists, Betsabée Romero and Chakaia Booker,...
Close-up photograph of a sculpture made of a truck tire carved with circular designs and painted gold and silver

Self-Portraits in NMWA’s Collection

Posted: November 1, 2017
Category: Kirsten Justesen
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.

A Housewife’s Ballet: Kirsten Justesen on Domesticity and Art

Posted: April 30, 2016
Category: Kirsten Justesen
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.