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  • Oct 12, 2020 to Feb 12, 2021

    Renowned book artist Julie Chen combines highly complex structures and poetic reflections to create ambitious artists’ books that raise questions about time, memory, and human survival. This exhibition will include a selection of the California-based artist’s captivating works from throughout her 33-year career.

    Open by appointment only.

    An open artist’s book resembling two open books connected end to end. The four inner cover panels feature small sculpted brown shapes, small indented shapes, and a rocky-looking panel. The two groups of pages feature different patterns that resemble rock climbing walls.
    Oct 12, 2020 to Feb 12, 2021

    Julie Chen, Wayfinding, 2019; Courtesy of the artist; © Julie Chen

  • Aug 01, 2020 to Jan 03, 2021

    The historical and contemporary photographs in this special pop-up installation delve into humankind’s yearning to experience the outside world, particularly after a period of confinement. They showcase the richly varied approaches women photographers apply to natural subjects.

    Color photograph of a dense forest with a light skin-toned girl with bare feet climing a tree at center. Below her to the right is another light skinned girl sitting against the trunk of a tree. Other figures are scattered throughout the forest in the background.
    Aug 01, 2020 to Jan 03, 2021

    Justine Kurland, Jungle Gym, 2001; Chromogenic color print, 30 x 40 in.; NMWA, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection; © Justine Kurland, Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

  • Aug 01, 2020 to Jun 30, 2021

    NMWA’s collection of more than 5,000 works of art spans from the late sixteenth century through today. Explore the exceptional range of techniques and mediums by global women artists as embodied in paintings, prints, photo-based works, and sculptures.

    Partial gallery view of a young woman in a ponytail and glasses bending down to look at a tiny contemporary sculpture in a glass vitrine. The sculpture is a wooden cage with an object stored inside. On the back wall hangs a photograph of a light-skinned woman in a white dress.
    Aug 01, 2020 to Jun 30, 2021

    Photo credit: Kevin Allen

  • The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeé Romero form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. To create her four sculptures developed expressly for this installation, Romero assembled carved and painted tires into totemic structures that speak to themes of human migration and the natural environment.

    Close-up photograph of a sculpture made of a truck tire carved with circular designs and painted gold and silver
    Sep 28, 2018 to May 02, 2021

    New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero Installation; Photo credit: Mara Kurlandsky, NMWA