The National Museum of Women in the Arts
by Susan Fisher Sterling
Publisher: A Tiny Folio, Abbeville Press Publishers, New York
This portfolio of 319 pages features approximately 150 full-page color reproduction of art pieces in the museum. The book measures 4-½” x 4” and has a citation on the title page of thanks from the NMWA to the current owner.
This handsome volume of works from The National Museum of Women in the Arts—the only museum in the world dedicated to recognizing the achievements of women artists—is a fascinating record of women’s diverse accomplishments from the Renaissance to the present.
Since The National Museum of Women in the Arts opened to the public in Washington, D. C., in 1987, it established a nationwide membership that is the third largest in the country. The museum’s multifaceted treasures encompass paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints, and crafts produced over the past four centuries by an international array of renowned women artists. Included here, in full color are works by Lavinai Fontana, Judith Leyster, Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrum, Hester Bateman, Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Berenice Abbott, Maria Montoya Martinez, Lucy Lewis, Margaret Tafoya, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lee Krasner, and many more.