National Museum of Women in the Arts @ 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
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Spread your wings. Try NMWA for lunch.
Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA s collection with museum staff.
This week, NMWA Digital Editorial Associate Emily Haight discusses several works in the special exhibition Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Magnetic Fields places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another and within the larger history of abstract art for the first time, revealing the artists role as unrecognized leaders in abstraction.
Image: Lilian Thomas Burwell, Autumn Flight, 2007; Oil on canvas over carved wood and acrylic, 23 x 46 x 10 in.; Collection of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, The University of Maryland, Gift of the artist, 2010; Lilian Thomas Burwell; Photo by Greg Staley.
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