National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announces recent major collection acquisitions that reflect a commitment to telling the fullest possible story of women in art. The newly acquired works include 166 photographs by the renowned American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, a large-scale portrait by artist Delita Martin, three photographs by artist Rania Matar and a sculpture by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.
Internationally renowned Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos creates exuberant mixed-media works that foreground and elevate the collective identity of women in art and society. Emblematic of her bold, feminist sculpture is Rubra (2016), a nearly six-foot-tall Murano glass and crocheted wool chandelier, the second work by Vasconcelos to join the museum’s collection.
Joana Vasconcelos, Rubra, 2016; Murano glass, wool yarn, ornaments, LED lighting, polyester, and iron, 69 1/4 x 43 in. diameter; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Christine Suppes; Photo by Francesco Allegretto