Wednesday, August 15, 2018

National Museum of Women in the Arts @ 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Love metal work? Stop by!

Express lunchtime talks 30 minutes or fewer are offered most Wednesdays. Facilitated by museum staff members, these conversation-driven thematic talks highlight three to six works on view.

This week, NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor discusses a sampling of works in Heavy Metal Women to Watch 2018.

The fifth installment of NMWA s Women to Watch exhibition series showcases contemporary artists working in metal, including sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms. Heavy Metal engages with the fluidity between fine art, design, and craft, whose traditional definitions are rooted in gender discrimination.

Image: Lola Brooks, byebabybunting, 2015; Vintage child s rabbit fur muff, stainless steel chain, 14-karat gold solder, diamonds, and hand-carved antique ivory with 14-karat gold, 5 x 5 x 2 in.; Collection of Marion Fulk; Photo by Sienna Patti

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