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Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020
Oct. 8, 2020–Jan. 18, 2021
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, D. C.

Presenting the work of 22 emerging and underrepresented contemporary women artists from around the world, “Paper Routes” highlights the versatility of paper well beyond its traditional role as support for drawings, prints and photographs with works that range in scale from intimate to immersive. Some featured artists highlight the delicate properties of paper through thousands of meticulous cuts, while others create surprisingly dense and monumental sculptures.

“Paper Routes” is the sixth installment in NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, which results from an innovative collaboration between the museum and its national and international outreach committees.

Image: Paola Podestá Martí, Vergara Palace Cornice (detail), 2010; Foam core, aquarelle paper, and stainless steel, 78 x 118 in.; Courtesy of the artist, photo by @calipsophotography