Friday, October 22, 2010

National Museum of Women in the Arts events

Books Without Words: The Visual Poetry of Elisabetta Gut 
September 10, 2010-January 16, 2011
The exhibition will present 22 artists’ books, collage-poems, book-objects and object-poems by Italian artist Elisabetta Gut (b. 1934). Her visual poetry is inspired by her dreams, memories, and love for music and poetry.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color 
October 9, 2010 - January 9, 2011
The first major retrospective features more than 70 paintings, textiles, and sketches from the pioneering African American artist’s 75-year career. Jones was inspired by the social struggles that she witnessed in the U.S. as well as by her travels from Martha’s Vineyard and France to Haiti and Africa. A Howard University professor, Jones imbued her work with the brilliant colors, patterns and African motifs that came to distinguish her art.

A conversation with Judy Chicago introducing her latest literary achievement: Frida Kahlo: Face to Face
10/24/2010 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Free. No reservations required. Includes free admission to the museum.

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, and educator, who has worked tirelessly to ensure that women's artistic achievements become a permanent part of our cultural heritage. She will discuss her recently published book Frida Kahlo: Face to Face. Deeply personal and brilliantly perceptive, this volume is a dynamic reconsideration of the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist and reframes Frida Kahlo for contemporary audiences. Essays explore Kahlo's many facets: woman, artists, historical figure and inspiration and are accompanied by a handpicked selection of a hundred portraits that speaks to the full spectrum of women's experience. Books will be available for sale and signing.

NMWA will host Judy Chicago's only personal appearance and book signing in the metropolitan DC area.

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