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.
Read Why Women Artists—the Director's Vision
Acquisitions Press Release
Experience robust digital offerings including walkthroughs of 2020 special exhibitions Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, and In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut, available for free. Learn more.
Missed a virtual gallery talk or lecture? All of our 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA programs are now linked through our Virtual Gallery Talks page. Click here for our recorded programs.
In partnership with presenting sponsor Stanley Black & Decker, the NBMAA will offer a dynamic series of virtual programs honoring this historic milestone and all those who have fought for opportunity and change. Learn more.
2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA Exhibitions
Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
January 24–August 23, 2020
In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut
March 19–September 13, 2020
Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them
August 6, 2020–February 21, 2021
Lights, Camera, Ellen Carey: A Solo Exhibition at The Delamar Presented by NBMAA
September 10, 2020–March 1, 2021
Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change
October 1–January 24, 2020
NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin
October 22, 2020–April 18, 2021
Helen Frankenthaler Late Works, 1990–2003
February 11–May 23, 2021
NEW/NOW: Jennifer Wen Ma
May 13–October 24, 2021
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 Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Additional support is provided by SEI Investments and the Howard Fromson Endowment for Emerging Artists.
Some Day Is Now is made possible by the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust.
Over Time, We’re Left with the Best: Helen Frankenthaler Late Works is made possible by The Chase Family Foundations and the Bailey Fund for Special Exhibitions.
Support for NEW/NOW: Jennifer Wen Ma is provided by the Howard Fromson Endowment for Emerging Artists.
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.