Upcoming Exhibitions

Image of Maria Nepomuceno's installation Untitled, 2010
Maria Nepomuceno, Untitled, 2010; Braided straw, ropes, and beads, 173 x 157 x 137 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

Learn about exhibitions coming to NMWA soon!

SEPT 30 2016–JAN 08 2017

NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

Large-scale paintings and sculptural hybrids by 37 contemporary artists from 15 countries appear in this exhibition, organized by the Rubell Family Collection (RFC), Miami. Centering on images of the female body and works that explore the physical process of making, NO MAN’S LAND imagines a visual conversation between women artists new to the Rubell Collection and those whose works they began collecting decades ago. RFC collaborated with the National Museum of Women in the Arts to realize a new vision for the exhibition, which premiered in RFC’s space in Miami in December 2015.

OCT 14 2016–FEB 26 2017

Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu

Colette Fu is renowned for her immense, sculptural pop-up books. This focus exhibition presents works from her series “Haunted Philadelphia,” inspired by eerie historical sites in her hometown, and “We are Tiger Dragon People,” her visual explorations of the culture in China’s Yunnan Province—her ancestors’ homeland. Fu’s works combine images of landscapes she has explored with elements of fairy tales and folklore. Through engineering feats, she transforms her photographs into oversized pop-ups, some with kinetic elements and blinking lights. Gathered together, Fu’s books form a pop-up fantasy world.

NOV 21 2016–MAR 17 2017

Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books

From the public nature of broadsides to the intimacy of a tiny handmade book, the Library and Research Center revels in contrasts of delightful collection items. The “Dead Feminists” broadside series presents eye-catching typography and layouts profiling international feminist heroes, while miniature artists’ books demonstrate intricate, hand-held craft, meant to be easily carried and privately enjoyed.