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Director’s Desk: Rebels with a Cause

Posted: April 11, 2019
Category: Lavinia Fontana
Eight diverse women museum visitors are scattered throughout the NMWA collection galleries browsing the art on the walls.

5 Fast Facts: Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses

Posted: March 13, 2019
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Impress your friends with five fast facts about painter Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860–1961), whose work is part of NMWA’s collection.
Bucolic lanscape rendered in a naive, folk-style of painting. The horizonal composition features a patchwork of yellow and green fields on rolling hills set against a blue-gray sky. In the foreground study farm buildings surround small figures tending to the land.

5 Fast Facts: Magdalena Abakanowicz

Posted: March 6, 2019
Category: Lavinia Fontana
Ten larger-than-life bronze sculptures of human bodies are installed in the middle of a city street. The bodies have no heads or arms, and are striding forward in five rows of two. While they are not naked, their wrinkled body-tight clothing makes no distinction between shirt and pants.

5 Fast Facts: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Posted: February 25, 2019
Category: Lavinia Fontana

5 Fast Facts: Camille Claudel

Posted: February 11, 2019
Category: Lavinia Fontana
Bronze tabletop sculpture depicting a nude young woman seated on rough-hewn base.leaning against a sheaf of wheat, The figure's knees are drawn together, her left arm hanging at her side and her right arm bent upwards, clasping her shoulder.

Connecting the Threads: Amy Lamb and Rodarte

Posted: February 7, 2019
Category: Lavinia Fontana
A colorful portrait of a lush arrangement of flowers including poppies, peonies, roses, carnations, and more. Some flowers have small water drpolets on them and a butterfly and bee are perched on others. The image is a still life photograph, though it looks like a painting.

5 Fast Facts: Louise Bourgeois

Posted: January 28, 2019
Category: Lavinia Fontana
Bronze sculpture of a spider on a white platform against a magenta background.

Connecting the Threads: Joan Mitchell and Rodarte

Posted: January 23, 2019
Category: Lavinia Fontana
A vertical, abstraction features broadly painted strokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt in the upper two-thirds of the canvas. The colors continue in the lower third, along with touches of green, black, and other hues, but the expressive brushwork becomes denser and chaotic.

Renaissance Rebel: Lavinia Fontana

Posted: August 24, 2017
Category: Lavinia Fontana
Considered the first professional woman artist, Lavinia Fontana worked within the same sphere as her male counterparts. She earned a living through her art and broke barriers.
A woman stands in a richly brocaded red dress, her right hand reaching down to pet a small, white dog. Adorned in jewelry, she wears flowers in her hair, parted in the center. The pelt of a small mammal, its head encased in a jeweled holder, hangs from her heavily decorated belt.

Challenge Accepted: Can You Name Five Women Artists?

Posted: February 27, 2017
Category: Lavinia Fontana
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.