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National Museum of Women in the Arts; Announces New Sculpture Project

Magazine article Art Business News

National Museum of Women in the Arts; Announces New Sculpture Project

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announces plans to create the New York Avenue Sculpture Project along one of downtown's major boulevards. The new dynamic space will enhance the city's public art profile featuring changing installations of contemporary works by world-renowned women artists. Organized by NMWA, this project is a collaboration between the museum and other organizations and agencies.

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"We are confident that as the first and only major sculpture boulevard in the nation's capital, the Wm New York Avenue Sculpture Project will bring a new liveliness to our neighborhood, and we look forward to seeing many new visitors at the Women's Museum," says Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA director.

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NMWA is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. The museum's permanent collection features 4,000 works from the 16th century to the present created by more than 800 artists, including Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas, Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin and Chakaia Booker along with special collections of 18th-century silver tableware and botanical prints.

The New York Avenue Sculpture Project will improve the visual environment of the downtown following in a tradition begun by Pierre L'Enfant in 1791, officials say. The project will be anchored by the Herald Square building and Mount Vernon Square, two important locations in the city's original design by L'Enfant. …

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