Black Abstract

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) newest exhibition is #blackgirlmagic personified.

It's called Magnetic Fields features abstract art in forms of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and printmaking. And the 21 featured artists are black women.

*photo heavy post

Before the exhibition opened to the public on October 13th, the museum hosted an Instameet for a preview. It was an early morning meetup, so we basically had an empty museum to ourselves. We also had the opportunity to meet two of the featured artists, Nanette Carter and Lilian Thomas Burwell, who offered us insight into their respective artworks.

     Imaginary Landscape, Gilda Snowden

     Whirlwind Dancer, Shinique Smith

     Nanette Carter standing beside her work, Cantilevered #14.

     Lilian Thomas Burwell standing between her two paintings.

     El Gato, Chakaia Booker
     Her work can also be seen at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

     Listed alphabetically are the 21 black women artists featured in the exhibition.
     Many of them have ties to the DC area.

Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today is on view until January 21, 2018. It's a must-see.