Meet author Bridget Quinn (@bquinnterest) and hear her tell the amazing story of “Daphne,” our first #matronsofthearts acquisition, carved by Harriet Hosmer. Incredible female artists were often left out of history books, textbooks, and museum collections. #matronsofthearts aims to change that! Learn more at ncartmuseum.org/matrons.
New on the blog: A conversation with Margaret Sartor, a North Carolina-based photographer whose work is in the NCMA's permanent collection. Read more about how she picked her subjects, the influence of location on her work, and more at the link in our bio! #matronsofthearts
#matronsofthearts . For more information on this movement, go to ncartmuseum.org/matrons
Honored to have @bquinnterest talking about women in art! Here she is with a painting of her hero, and the founder of the feminist art history movement, Linda Nochlin. #matronsofthearts
It's the last weekend to experience our current free exhibitions: Come by this weekend to see Night(Light), Rhythmic Vitality: Photographs by Barbara Morgan, Sabine Gruffat's A Kiss of the Earth, and Andrea Donnelly: We've Met Before. Check out these images from the exhibitions, then come see them for yourself! #matronsofthearts . Pictured here is Lynn Saville’s “Pepsi-Cola, New York,” 2008, from “Night(Light);” a still from Sabine Gruffat’s “A Kiss of the Earth;” and Andrea Donnelly’s “Body Blot #1,” 2011.
We talked to artist Sabine Gruffat, whose video installation “A Kiss of the Earth,” closes January 28, about what it feels like as a woman in the art world. Read what she has to say about the struggle in this #matronsofthearts blog. Check out this photo of her during the installation of her exhibition, and click the link in our bio to read her post.
New on the blog: Meet Sabine Gruffat, a North Carolina–based multimedia artist. Her work A Kiss of the Earth is an interactive computer-animated video and sound installation inspired by Sergei Diaghilev’s revolutionary 1913 Ballets Russes production of The Rite of Spring, scored by Igor Stravinsky. Circa emailed with Gruffat to find out about her inspiration, process, and more. Click the link in our bio to read the interview! #matronsofthearts . Her installation is only on view until January 28, so come check it out soon!
New on the blog: Learn about our new initiative, Matrons of the Arts. #matronsofthearts is a Museum-wide campaign that presents programs, exhibitions, #NCMAstore merchandise, and acquisitions by and about women artists. Inspired in part by the National Museum of Women’s Name Five Women Artists project—and playing off the phrase “patron of the arts”—this campaign seeks to bring the public’s attention to women who have been and continue to be major figures in the world of art. We’re aiming to change the connotation of the word in the art world, elevating “matron” to champion, friend, and leader. A matron is no longer a passive bystander, but a fierce and powerful force —we hope to challenge and change this oversight, beginning at our own institution. Read about the campaign’s first new acquisition of Harriet Hosmer’s “Daphne” bust from 1853 at the link in our bio!
New on the blog: Circa sat down with photographer Lynn Saville (@lynn_saville)! Her work explores the desolation, serenity, and promise of rural and city settings during twilight. She's in the exhibition Night(Light), on view through January 28, 2018. Circa invited her to visit the exhibition and shed light on the appeal of darkness. Click the link in our bio to read more! #matronsofthearts . Pictured: Lynn Saville's Pepsi-Cola, New York, 2008.