… Welcome back! The NMWA addresses a huge gap in museum collections all over the globe, which vastly under represent women.
Whether you can name 5, 50, or 100 women artists, this month’s full of opportunities to find and support women artists who are new to you. Here are some exhibits to see and events to attend:
More exhibits to see…
Ann Pickett’s “The Exuberance of Life” (Open March 9 through April 7 in The Art League Gallery Solo Room): With movement, mystery and appetite for life, the work of painter Ann Pickett intertwines the figure with its environment in “The Exuberance of Life.”
Ambreen Butt “Mark My Words”(On view December 7, 2018–April 14, 2019 at NMWA): Mark My Words reflects the multilayered aspects of mark-making in Butt’s art through her exceptional range of techniques—including drawing, stitching, staining, etching, and gluing—while also speaking to broader ideas about women making their marks on society.
Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad by Jeanine Michna-Bales (at Alexandria Black History Museum, February 2–March 16): Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. While the unnumbered routes of the Underground Railroad encompassed countless square miles, the path Michna-Bales documented encompasses roughly 2,000 miles and is based off of actual sites, cities, and places that freedom-seekers passed through during their journey.
The Art League wishes you a very enlightening Women’s History Month! If you learn about any new women artists whose work you want to share, leave us a comment below…or share them with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!