One of the many benefits of membership to NMWA is a subscription to Women in the Arts magazine. Last week, NMWA members received the fall issue, featuring articles about the fall exhibitions and the latest news about what is happening at NMWA and in the art world:
*The Mask as Muse: The Influence of African Art on the Life and Career of Loïs Mailou Jones, by Cheryl Finely: Loïs Mailou Jones observed, experienced, and contributed to the changing eras in the history of art of the twentieth century. The exhibition Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is the first major retrospective of the artist, designer, and educator. Also features an article by Museum of Arts and Design curator Lowery Stokes Sims about Jones’s design career and aesthetic, and an interview with art historian David Driskell, a former student of Jones, about Jones’s teaching methods.
*History Meets Art at the DAR Museum, by Rebecca Park: The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum elects a new President General and celebrates women’s craft.
*Books Without Words: The Visual Poetry of Elisabetta Gut, by Krystyna Wasserman: Elisabetta Gut crafts artists’ books, collage-poems, object-poems, and book-objects from her dreams, memories, and love for music and poetry.
*Dearest Frieducha: The Letters of Guillermo Kahlo to His Daughter Frida, by Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano and Servando Ortoll: Guillermo’s letters reveal a relationship based on affection, respect, and a father’s desire to protect his daughter from the personality flaws they shared. Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano and Servando Ortoll look into the Nelleke Nix and Marianne Huber Collection: The Frida Kahlo Papers, donated to NMWA in 2007.
*Helping Teachers Help Students, by Deborah Gaston: The inaugural weeklong Teachers Connect Summer Institute for Washington-area teachers helps arts learning methods find their way into classrooms.
*A Series of Fortunate Decisions: Adélaide Labille-Guiard, Portrait of an Unknown Sitter, by Jordana Pomeroy: From its inscrutable hiding place in a British chimney to a comfortable home in a knife drawer to NMWA’s galleries, Adélaide Labille-Guiard’s little painting owes its existence to the guardianship of a couple for whom the smiling sitter was long at first sight.
*Lynn Hershman Leeson Documents a Revolution: Artist and Filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson gives us an insider’s look into the feminist art movement in her film !Women Art Revolution! A (Formerly) Secret History.
Memberships start at $40, and members receive a subscription to Women in the Arts, free museum admission, special invitations to member previews and other events, and discounts in the shop and cafe. Call toll free 866-875-4627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!