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Rachel Ruysch

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.

Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age: Illuminating the Natural World

Posted: November 13, 2019
Category: Rachel Ruysch
The lives and works of women artists of the Dutch Golden Age reveal connections between artists, patrons, and the subject matter of the natural world. The Dutch took pleasure in...
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 Judy Chicago Research Portal: Preserving an Artistic Legacy

Posted: November 6, 2019
Category: Rachel Ruysch
Feminist artist Judy Chicago has spent her career teaching and making art that centers her experiences as a woman. As part of Chicago’s efforts to overcome the erasure that has...

Now Open: DMV Color

Posted: November 4, 2019
Category: Rachel Ruysch
Washington, D.C., and its surroundings have long been home to a rich community of artists of color, including those born and raised here and others who built connections to the...
Five works in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center’s exhibition Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change testify to the enduring legacy of Emily...

Landscape of Change: Janaina Tschäpe’s “100 Little Deaths”

Posted: October 15, 2019
Category: Rachel Ruysch
Janaina Tschäpe began her "100 Little Deaths" series in 1996 as an exploration of landscape, transmutation, and death. Each self-portrait depicts the artist sprawled face down in different environments around...

Director’s Desk: The Great Outdoors

Posted: October 9, 2019
Category: Rachel Ruysch
At NMWA, we regularly rotate our collection to spark new thematic connections. Museum director, Susan Fisher Sterling, explores "The Great Outdoors" from our most recent collection installation.

Opening this Week: Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Posted: October 8, 2019
Category: Rachel Ruysch
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: Rachel Ruysch
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: Rachel Ruysch
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: Rachel Ruysch
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...