2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA Celebrating the Impact of Female-Identifying Artists throughout American History

2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA
 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA,

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA Celebrating the Impact of Female-Identifying Artists throughout American History

The New Britain Museum of American Art will present 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA, a year-long series of seven groundbreaking exhibitions devoted exclusively to women artists beginning January 2020. 100 years after women gained the right to vote, only 27% of major exhibitions are devoted to women artists worldwide. Challenging underrepresentation and celebrating diversity, artists featured will include Kara Walker, Anni Albers, Shantell Martin, Yoko Ono, Nancy Spero, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, Jennifer Wen Ma, and more.

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2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA Exhibitions

Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
January 24–April 19

In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut
March 19–June 14

NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin
May 8–October 11

Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them
July 17–October 8

Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change
August 7–October 18

Over Time We're Left with the Best: Helen Frankenthaler Late Works 1990–2003
November 13, 2020–February 14, 2021

NEW/NOW: Jennifer Wen Ma
November 2020–April 2021

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2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA is presented by Stanley Black & Decker

Additional support for the year-long 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative is provided by Bank of America

Support for individual exhibitions is provided by:

Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) is made possible by the generosity of the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Programming is made possible by Connecticut Humanities.

In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut is made possible by the generosity of The Coby Foundation, Ltd.

NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin is made possible by the generosity of the Howard Fromson Endowment for Emerging Artists.

Some Day is Now is made possible by the generosity of the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust.

Exhibitions at the NBMAA are made possible thanks to the support of the Special Exhibition Fund donors, including John N. Howard, Sylvia Bonney, Anita Arcuni Ferrante and Anthony Ferrante, Marian and Russell Burke, and The Aeroflex Foundation.

We also gratefully acknowledge the funding of Brendan and Carol Conry, Irene and Charles J. Hamm and Carolyn and Elliot Joseph.

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