Women to Watch
NMWA has outreach committees throughout the country and the world that play a critical role in bringing the museum’s mission to regional and international audiences. Having access to—and knowledge of—these audiences, the outreach organizations are uniquely positioned to bring programs highlighting the contributions of women artists to their communities.
Women to Watch is an exhibition program developed for NMWA’s national and international committees. Every two to three years, an exhibition is held at NMWA that features underrepresented and emerging women artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees. Each exhibition focuses on a specific medium or theme chosen by the museum’s curators.
The program is designed to increase the visibility of promising women artists who are deserving of national and international attention. In addition, the program is aimed at involving high quality art professionals, with diverse areas of expertise, into the committees’ activities.
Each participating committee works with a curator to propose artists from their region and NMWA’s contemporary curator then selects artists to participate in a group exhibition on the selected theme at NMWA in Washington.
Les Amis du NMWA raises funds for the transportation of the the artwork and the artist’s trip to the exhibition opening.