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The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists.


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Happy #FridaFriday! If you’ve got holiday shopping left and need something for the #FridaKahlo-obsessed in your life—stop by the #NMWAShop. We’ve got you covered! [📷 @whoislexybrown]
“Every space I go into I advocate for why I exist,” says @yayabeybay in this morning’s @cm_dc at the museum. A singer/songwriter, visual artist, & curator, #YayaBey spoke about cultural appropriation, blackness, & the importance of context—challenging attendees to think critically. [Special thanks to Bey, #CreativeMornings, & singer @vevemarley_ for her opening performance // #CMcontext]
🎙 #ArtistsVoice: Hear #HowardenaPindell discuss her “Autobiography: Japan (Shisen-dō, Kyoto)” (1982) in #MagneticFieldsDC
🎥 Great #MagneticFieldsDC video #reposted from @_ka1 / @curatedxkai
✨🕯✨#HappyHanukkah! We hope you celebrate the #FestivalOfLights with your friends & family.
🎂 Happy Birthday to sculptor #CamilleClaudel (1864–1943)—born #OnThisDay 153 years ago! 
Renowned for her ability to communicate narrative in sculpture, Claudel is also remembered for her personal and professional relationship with #AugusteRodin—which often threatened to overshadow her own work.
📻 Tune In Today! 90-year-old abstract artist #LilianThomasBurwell talks with NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor & #KojoNnamdi on @wamu885’s @kojoshow at 12:30 pm today! 😍 Last time Burwell spoke to #MagneticFieldsDC visitors she brought attendees and staff to tears—so get ready. 😉🤧
😍🐘 Tiny “elephants” from Minor Elementary School explore scale & color in #SylviaSnowden’s painting “June 12” (1992) in #MagneticFieldsDC.
An insatiable researcher, #MildredThompson created stylistic improvisations based on concepts related to philosophy, physics, math, & astronomy. In the triptych “Magnetic Fields” (1991), a warm palette of yellow and red translates her interpretation of the impulse of magnetic energy. In 1991, this was her largest and most complex painting to date; it exemplifies her ability to turn paint and gesture into vibrant, immersive compositions. #MagneticFieldsDC
“My bales are a kind of leveling field of place, memories, lives of different cultures, & economic backgrounds grouped into one pure form,” says #MagneticFieldsDC artist #ShiniqueSmith. ✍️ For her work “Bale Variant No. 0017” (2009), @shiniquesmith hand-dyed the fabric. Personal notations from the artist and her friends are hidden in the folds of the work.
We were honored to hear from #SylviaSnowden & #ShiniqueSmith at last night’s #MagneticFieldsDC #ArtistTalk. •
🎙#ArtistsVoice: Hear Snowden talk about her powerful work, “June 12” (1992), as an homage to her parents.
Have you ever experienced violence or harassment? What happened? What did you do to regain your joy after experiencing violence or harassment? As a woman, where do you feel safe? Why? What have you done or can you do to stop violence against women? [📷 #Repost @ccatavero] ✍️ Visit the #ClotheslineProject and add your voice for #FreshTalk4Change.