Now On View at NMWA


March 10, 2017 – July 2, 2017

Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum

Polly Apfelbaum (b. 1955, Abington, PA) employs bright colors and abstract motifs in her prints, using methods that are simultaneously ordered and spontaneous. The performative aspect of her well-known large-scale installations carries over to her printmaking process. Chromatic Scale explores her distinctive approach to prints and how it relates to her work in painting, sculpture, and installation.


MARCH 20 2017– JULY 14 2017

The Women Arrive: From Masonic Temple to Women’s Museum

No one visits the National Museum of Women in the Arts without wanting to know more about the wedge-shaped building with the glamorous Great Hall. On the occasion of the museum’s 30th anniversary, explore 110 years through archival photos that track the building from its earliest days as a Masonic Temple, to movie theater, and finally to its dramatic renovation into our world-class museum. Accompanied by a selection of artists’ books from the collection on the subject of landscape. (Library and Research Center Exhibit)

JAN 06 2017–AUG 12 2017

From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir

Consider the influence and intellect of writer Simone de Beauvoir in an interpretation of her Paris studio alcove. This installation invites visitors to reflect on Beauvoir’s impact, not only in her time and not only as a feminist, but in our own time and in the areas of literature, philosophy, and popular culture. A zealous writer, speaker, and lover of all sensations life had to offer—what does Beauvoir say to you? (Library and Research Center Exhibit)


Current Exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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