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Women to Watch 2020: Lucha Rodríguez

The sixth installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, Paper Routes, is presented by the museum with the integral partnership of our national and international outreach committees. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists working in paper, celebrating their wide-ranging approaches and the transformation of this ubiquitous material into complex works of art. CLICK FOR MORE


PUBLIC PROGRAMS: Hit the Books with NMWA: Women, Arts, and Social Change

In times of uncertainty and upheaval, art and literature can provide comfort, clarity, and hope. Works of art can help us decompress and escape; inspire us to think about the world in new ways; and encourage empathy. Explore stories about women artists—real and imagined—with NMWA staff in a new virtual book club. Though our December 11 discussion about Nell Painter’s memoir Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over (2018) is sold out, you can join the waitlist by e-mailing [email protected].

In the meantime, check out our genre-based reading lists inspired by the museum’s mission to champion women artists. In this installment: books with social justice themes chosen by our Women, Arts, and Social Change staff.  CLICK FOR MORE


Sister Outsider (1984) by Audre Lorde

In this landmark collection of essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class—and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change.

Discussion questions from Autostraddle | Related reading: How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (2012) edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, This Bridge Called My Back (2015) edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, and Women, Race & Class (1983) by Angela Davis


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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NWMA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.  CLICK FOR MORE



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