Urgent Museum Notice

Exhibitions

Closing Day: 4th Floor Exhibitions

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sun, Oct 20, 2024
10 am to 5 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free with admission. Reservations recommended. Tickets available August 6.

Location

Learning Commons, 4th Floor

A woman is standing in front of a group next to a large painting depicting a woman. She is gesturing with her hands as she talks, engaging the group. She has a medium-light skin tone, long hair, and is wearing a mustard yellow dress.
Visit the exhibitions on the fourth floor before they close.

Event Description

Last Chance

This is your last chance to visit a trio of exhibitions in the museum’s Learning Commons:

  • Hung Liu: Making History: “Weeping” paintings and prints by Hung Liu (1948 to 2021) feature signature paint drips, layers of color, and cultural symbols. Her works pay homage to overlooked figures in history, predominantly vulnerable women and children from the artist’s native China. Liu lived through Mao Zedong’s totalitarian regime during the Cultural Revolution before immigrating to the US, and her work reveals boundless empathy for the plights of the working class.
  • Holding Ground: Artists’ Books for the National Museum of Women in the Arts: Nine new works by celebrated book artists inaugurate NMWA’s Learning Commons and its reinvigorated Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center. Some of the artists reflect on NMWA as a special place for art by women. Others remind viewers that creativity is expressed in other environs, from small interiors to vast outdoor geographies. Above all, the artists’ books celebrate the varied spaces where women’s creativity blooms.
  • Impressive: Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella: Exhibited at NMWA for the first time in almost 15 years, The Entrance of the Emperor Sigismond into Mantua is an extraordinary series of 25 prints by 17th-century French artist Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella (1641 to1676). The exhibition explores the circumstances of the work’s creation and focuses on Bouzonnet-Stella’s life in Paris, where she lived and worked with her uncle, artist Jacques Stella, in his prestigious lodgings in the Louvre.

Accessibility

Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email tickets@nmwa.org. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.