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National Museum of Women in the Arts: Artist Profiles

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents this encyclopedic, A-Z look at the women whose works are represented in their collection. For each woman, there's a short biographical entry with a portrait and links to exhibitions at NMWA that featured their work, as well as selected pieces in the collection. For example, painter Alice Neel's entry outlines her tumultuous path, late-in-life recognition, and links to her painting, T.B. Harlem, 1940. The picture is of one of her neighbors, Carlos Negron, who is suffering from tuberculosis, or T.B., but it's not really a portrait of Negron. Instead, it points out the poverty and untreated illness in Spanish Harlem at that time. Photographer Berenice Abbott's portrait (taken by Hank O'Neal in New York City in 1979) shows her dressed in a coat and knit cap. Like all good reference works, the NMWA serves as a starting point that will get viewers interested in finding out more about the women artists it lists.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-12-01
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