Black Women in the Arts

Yesterday I went to the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)in DC to see the Magnetic Fields exhibit which per the exhibit site “…celebrates the contribution of black women artists and argues for their enduring relevance to American abstraction.”

One of my homegirls put this on our calendar almost a month ago. Truth be told the grey, rainy weather did not put me in the mood to leave my comfy pad in Baltimore and get on the train. As usual when I’m ready to be lazy, but actually rally, I tend to have a good time. Yesterday was no exception. On top of the fabulous exhibit, I got to peruse the DC Art Book Fair  which was happening at NMWA as well. Art & Music provide me with spiritual sustenance; I’m so thankful for this day.

“Magnetic Fields” runs until January 21, 2018 so get there asap. First Sundays of the month are free so mark your calendar!

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Here are some pics I took of pieces that particularly fascinated me:

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Artist: Marren Hassinger, Wrenching News, 2008

Response to Hurricane Katrina

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Wrenching News close up

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Artist: Kianja Strobert, Charmer, 2016

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Charmer close-up

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Artist: Gilda Snowden, Imaginary Landscape, 2006

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Artist: Brenna Youngblood Forecast, 2014

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Artist: Shinique Smith,  Bale Variant No. 0017, 2009

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Bale Variant 0017 closeup

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Artist: Brenna Youngblood, Yardguard, 2015

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Artist: Barbara Chase-Riboud, Zanzibar/Black 1974-1975

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Zanzibar/Black closeup