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Gallery visit: Paula Rego and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer

Marlborough Fine Art 6 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom

Breakfast at Marlborough, visiting exhibitions of Paula Rego RA and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, we will be welcomed and led around the exhibitions by Frankie Rossi, Director at Marlborough Fine Art.  Paula Rego (b.1935) draws widely from subjects including fairy tales, myths and folk art, her experiences growing up in Portugal under a fascist regime, and from […]

Mary Kelly & Fatoş Üstek at Frieze's "Social Work"

Frieze Art Fair Regents Park, London

Curator Fatoş Üstek will be in conversation with artist Mary Kelly as we explore Frieze's special section Social Work dedicated to women who challenged the art market. This year the section will feature eight monographic presentations by women artists whose work emerged in response to the global social and political schisms of the 1980s and ’90s. Social […]

Curator-led tour of Anni Albers at Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Anni Albers Wall Hanging 1926 Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Everfast Fabrics Inc. and Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1969 69.134 © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018 Join us at Tate Modern for a visit to the long overdue recognition of Albers’s pivotal contribution to modern art […]

South London gallery tour

Corvi-Mora 1a Kempsford Road (off Wincott St.), London, United Kingdom

Break out of the routine with an outing to three superb South London galleries, each bringing women to the fore. We will start at Gallery Corvi-Mora at 10 am, and end with a self-treat lunch.  First, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Director of the eponymous gallery will speak about artist Dorota Jurczak. Polish-born Jurczak’s macabre, darkly whimsical works are influenced by folklore […]

Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Join us at a talk by curator Laura Smith, speaking about Virginia Woolf, an exhibition inspired by her writings at the Fitzwilliam Museum.   Thanks to the generosity of our long time supporters at Whitechapel Gallery we have a number of reserved places for the talk from 1:15 - 2 pm. Afterward, we will visit Murray Edwards […]

Modern Couples at the Barbican: Curator-led tour

Barbican Gallery

Start the new year with a curator-led tour of this highly acclaimed exhibition that explores how relationships can set a path for artistic output. The comprehensive show looks at the work of 40 artist couples active in the first half of the 20th century.  The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and […]

50 Works by 50 British Women Artists: 1900-1950

The Ambulatory, Mercer's Company

Gladys Hynes, "Penny for the Guy – the thought that all war is caused by the faceless money men of the City," 1940Oil on boardImage Courtesy of the Liss Llewellyn Gallery Curator Sasha Llewellyn will guide us through an exhibit that attempts to answer Linda Nochlin's question, "Why have there been no great women artists?" […]

New Dawn & Art in Parliament

The House of Commons London

Join us for a short talk by Mary Branson, creator of the New Dawn sculptural light installation at Parliament, followed by a 45-minute suffragette themed tour of Parliament.  'New Dawn' is located above the entrance to St Stephen’s Hall, the site of numerous demonstrations for the right to vote. Please stay for the International Women's […]

Diane Arbus at Hayward Gallery: curator-led tour

Hayward Gallery

Join us for a curator-led explanation of  Diane Arbus' work at the Hayward Gallery.  This exhibition explores the first seven years of photographer Diane Arbus’ career, from 1956 to 1962. Arbus made […]

Mary Quant at the V&A

Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant and models at the launch of the quantafoot collection, 1967. © PA Prints 2008 Twiggy, Carnaby Street, the mini-car. Join our favourite fashion expert, Sonnet Stanfill, for a talk about the life and work of Mary Quant before we enter the gallery space to view the fabulous work of fashion mega-star, Mary Quant. She […]

Artist talk with Chantal Joffe

Please join us for a talk with acclaimed British artist Chantal Joffe in conjunction with a new exhibition of her work at Victoria Miro.  The Mayfair gallery will be presenting self-portraits from a series started in 2018.  On New Year's Day, 2018, the artist set herself the challenge of working on a new self-portrait every […]

Curator-led visit to Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Dorothea Tanning, painter, sculptor, poet was a leading light of women in the surrealist movement. We will be gathering at the Tate Modern to join curator and scholar Alyce Mahon for an in-depth tour of this seminal exhibition. It brings together 100 works from her seven-decade career. Contributions: Patrons free, Friends £15, Visitors £25. RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org […]

Women at Photo London

Following the success of our 2018 tour of Photo London, we are again offering an outing to London's premiere photo event.  Join us this year as we tour with Tristan […]

Artist-led tour: Faith Ringgold at the Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery , United Kingdom

Renewing our links with Faith Ringgold, whose work is in NMWA's collection and who was featured in NMWA's 2013 solo show American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s, we are honoured to be able to offer a tour of Faith Ringgold led by the 88-year old artist on 6 June at 2 pm (TBC). […]

Mayfair Gallery Tour: Howardena Pindell and Deborah Roberts

We will start at  Victoria Miro where gallery director Paula Sankoff will guide us through the Howardena Pindell exhibition. Pindell is a black American painter and mixed media artist who addresses the intersecting issues of racism, feminism, violence, slavery and exploitation.  An art curator, gallery owner and professor, Pindell was part of NMWA's 2017 exhibition, "Magnetic Fields".  […]

S/2 Gallery visit

Join us to explore the group show Where Were You at Night, a second in a trilogy of group shows at the S|2 gallery where a work of literature forms a conceptual framework for an exhibition and is accompanied by a new edition and reprinting of a story. The first group show, House of the Sleeping Beauties, took […]

Lee Krasner at Barbican

Barbican Gallery

It may be summer, but we can't let this fabulous retrospective go without a visit. If you are free on 18th July to join us for a wonderful visit to the Barbican with an introduction to the exhibition from the curator Eleanor Nairne please RSVP now. This event will proceed only if we get a […]

Women to Watch: Paper Work Vernissage

Sotheby's Gallery

Join us to celebrate the sixth Women to Watch programme, this year featuring female artists who focus on paper as a means of expression.    The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From illustrative to sculptural, this year’s exhibition explores paper […]

Women to Watch: Dinner with Artists

Details TBC but save the date for a very special opportunity to meet the artists over dinner in a private home in South Kensington after the Vernissage at Sotheby's. This key note event for UK Friends of NMWA will help us to defray the costs of mounting the show, and sending the British artist selected […]

Women to Watch: Paper Work — tour with curators

Start the day with UK Friends of NMWA and Women to Watch: Paper Work.  We open the exhibition with a guided walk-through of the exhibition with one of our curators.   Details TBC.