Sunday, February 9, 2014

Culture: National Museum Of Women In The Arts, Washington D.C.

(Drivebycuriosity) - The history of art is written by Michelangelo, Raffaello, Rubens, Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, Warhol - all men. Women are a bit underrepresented in the public attention. The "National Museum of Women in the Arts", in the center of Washington.D.C., tries to counter this negligence (nmwa).

The place shows art work produced by the female part of the humankind. According to Wikipedia the gallery is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts (wikipedia).

You can find there a nice collection of paintings and sculptures reflecting different styles and epochs. The collection currently contains more than 4,500 works in a variety of styles and media, spanning from the 16th century to present day.

I enjoyed the displays and I also appreciate that they don`t mind if you take pictures there.

Here are some tidbits from my visit last week. Let the pictures speak for themselves.


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