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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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#ThinkAbstract: Texture enlivens an artwork’s surface and attracts our eyes. 👀#HowardenaPindell (Pics 1-2) modeled her rugged topography with paint and non-traditional materials such as hole-punch dots. #NanetteCarter (Pics 3-4) implies texture. Her repetitious mark-making creates a smooth surface that appears tactile.
#SorryNotSorry: #ShiniqueSmith binds personal & found clothing into stacks with twine & ribbon to visualize the tension of accumulation & consumption. [📷 #MagneticFieldsDC InstaMeet winner @beecandelaria]
❓🤔 ❓#ThinkAbstract: How does color in #MagneticFieldsDC paintings by #GildaSnowden (Pics 1-3) & #BrennaYoungblood (Pics 4-6) affect the mood of the work? How would your response change if the works were a single color, or monochrome?
#WCW: 🙏 We were thrilled to see #MagneticFieldsDC artists at last week’s opening reception—including #ChakaiaBooker and #EJMontgomery! [📷@cab_textiles]
Join our first free #GalleryTalk for #MagneticFieldsDC today at noon! 😍 One tiny visitor was mesmerized by the color and texture of #SylviaSnowden’s painting “June 12” (1992).
🎙 #ArtistsVoice: Hear #MaryLovelaceONeal speak about her acrylic and mixed media work on view in #MagneticFieldsDC called “Racism is Like Rain, Either it’s Raining or it’s Gathering Somewhere” (1993).
☝️ Our 1st #EmptyNMWA InstaMeet winner is @aquinsta for capturing the entrance to #MagneticFieldsDC, featuring #MarenHassinger's floor sculpture “Wrenching News” (2008) & #MildredThompson’s painting “Magnetic Fields” (1991).
👏 Congratulations to Baltimore-based artist @asherald for her commission to paint #MichelleObama for @smithsonian’s @nationalportraitgallery! •
🍓 You can see #AmySherald’s painting “They Call Me Redbone but I’d Rather Be Strawberry Shortcake” (2009) in NMWA’s 3rd floor galleries next to #FridaKahlo’s self-portrait.
💫 Add a little brilliance to your weekend & visit the special exhibition #MagneticFieldsDC!
[Repost @awumaway; 📷 @ad_mi_re]
The special exhibition #MagneticFieldsDC is officially OPEN! Stop by and see #AbstractArt by black women artists from the 1960s to today. 🌀Prepare to be mesmerized![📷 #ShiniqueSmith’s “Whirlwind Dancer” (2013–17)]
✨Thank you to everyone who joined us for our #MagneticFieldsDC #InstaMeet this morning—including featured artists #LilianThomasBurwell & #NanetteCarter, and @kempermuseum curator Erin Dziedzic (@erwindz). •
The exhibition opens to the public tomorrow!
😍🔍 Abstraction Attraction: Get ready for the textures & colors of #MagneticFieldsDC—open this Friday!
[📷 Detail of #SylviaSnowden’s “June 12” (1992)]