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Through September 27, 2015

New York Ave Sculpture Project: Magdalena Abakanowicz

The third installation of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project honors a pioneer among women artists. Five works by internationally renowned artist Magdalena Abakanowicz (b. 1930) will be on view in the median of New York Avenue, NW, between 12th and 13th Streets. Abakanowicz’s monumental bronzes representing human figures and her dynamic stainless steel birds in flight exemplify universal issues: the power of nature, the force of destruction and the resiliency of hope. Click here to learn more.


Through January 17, 2016

Esther Bubley Up Front

Esther Bubley (1921–1998) was a photojournalist renowned for her revealing profiles of the United States and its people in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Having developed an interest in photography in high school, Bubley received her big break in 1942 when she was hired as a darkroom assistant for Roy Stryker, the famed head of the photographic unit of the Office of War Information (OWI) in Washington, D.C. With Stryker’s guidance, Bubley embarked on her first assignments documenting wartime in the nation’s capital. Click here to learn more.


October 30, 2015 – February 28, 2016

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today

This exhibition presents dynamic women designers and artists from the mid-20th century and today making groundbreaking commercial and industrial designs, maintaining craft traditions, and incorporating new aesthetics into fine art. Click here to learn more.


November 16, 2015 – May 13, 2016

Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita

Caroline Paquita (b. 1980) is a Brooklyn-based artist, zinester, and founder of Pegacorn Press. Her first self-published zine, Brazen Hussy, used xerography like other punk zines of the 1990s, but it already shows evidence of Paquita’s distinctive aesthetic, which features strong line work. Paquita’s recent work has focused on envisioning “Womanimals”—half-woman/half-animal creatures that seek to interject a queered whimsy and irreverence into distracted modern culture. This exhibition showcases Paquita’s punk art zine-making over the past 18 years. Click here to learn more.

What is GNYC NMWA?

The Greater New York Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts ("GNYC OF NMWA") supports the mission of NMWA which is to champion women through the arts by raising awareness of the contribution of women artists in the Greater New York area.

What is NMWA?

Located in Washington, DC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. NMWA brings recognition to the art by women of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring and researching art by women and by educating the public about their accomplishments. Read more about NMWA...


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