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.
While our physical doors are temporarily closed...
our virtual doors remain wide open. 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 on our website.
2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA Exhibitions
All exhibition dates are under review and will be announced soon. Please check nbmaa.org/updates for more information.
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
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
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.