'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 20: Magnetic Fields

Dec 20, 2017

This is the final episode in a three part series about the National Museum for Women in the Arts (NMWA), an institution that has done so much in its brief 30 years to advocate for equity in the arts and beyond. 

If you haven’t done so, begin by listening to Episodes 18 and 19 featuring interviews from NMWA staff.

After conversations about NMWA’s founding, mission, collections, exhibitions and public programs, Episode 20 focuses on the exhibition Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, on view until January 21, 2018.

Claire and Melissa were joined via Skype by one of its co-curators, independent curator Melissa Messina.

Magnetic Fields is the first exhibition to focus solely on the visual vocabularies of black women artists working in abstraction. Its curation allows space for under-recognized artists’ works to breathe, enter a dialogue with one another, and be considered within the larger historical context of abstract art. Stay tuned for Season 2 in early 2018, and thanks for listening!

Produced by Lacy Scarmana