Our Picks: External shows and news of interest

Showing now at NMWA in Washington, D.C.:






Revival:  Until 10 September 2017 Revival presents contemporary women sculptors and photo-based artists whose arresting aesthetics and intense subject matter spur the viewer into a transcendent encounter with the art object.

Equilibrium: Fanny Sanin: Until 29 October 2017. Equilibrium invites viewers into the rigorous working process of pioneering Colombian-born artist Fanny Sanín. Known for her colorful geometric abstract compositions, Sanín makes between four and eighteen carefully composed preliminary works for each finished painting.

Wonder Women:  until 17 November 2017. From the Guerrilla Girls righting the wrongs of the art world to painter Edna Reindel’s tough WWII riveters, to vintage feminist comic books—it’s the celebration of the Wonder Women! Explore images of the powerful woman, real and fictional, in a wide-ranging selection drawn from the special collections and artists’ archives of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.


Revival image: Petah Coyne, Untitled #781, 1994; Wax, plastic, cloth and steel, 62 x 35 x 44 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in Honor of the Artist; © Petah Coyne, Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Wonder Women image: Cover of Ms., July 1972, Volume 1. No. 1, cover illustration by Murphy Anderson/Jack Adler. On view in the Wonder Women exhibition in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.

Equilibrium image: Fanny Sanín, Acrylic No. 2 (detail), 2011; Acrylic on canvas, 62 x 60 in.




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