New Britain Museum of American Art will again display art of seven groundbreaking women's artists

Published on Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:08
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – As the New Britain Museum of American Art welcomes back the public, it announced Thursday a newly-updated schedule for its 2020/20+Women @ NBMAA initiative that began in January.

The more than year-long series consisting of seven groundbreaking exhibitions devoted exclusively to the works by women artists was put on hold when the museum closed in March due to the pandemic.

The artists selected for this exhibit represent diversity in race, ethnicity, age, experience, multiple perspectives, cultural backgrounds, career, geography and medium. For example, Kara Walker explores race, gender, violence and identity in representations of the African American experience. And Helen Frankenthaler has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the 20th century.

Kara Walker’s Harper Pictorial Histoy Civil War (Annotated) will be extended through August 23.

The In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Conecticut exhibit will be extended through September 13.

The Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them exhibit will be on display from August 6 through January 10, 2021.

The Lights, Camera, Ellen Carey: A Solo Exhibition at the Delamar Presented by NBMAA will be on display from December 10 through March 1, 2021.

The Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change exhibit will be on display from October 1 through January 31, 2021.

The NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin exhibit will be on display from October 22 through April 18, 2021.

The Over Time We’re Left With the Best: Helen Frankenthaler’s Late Works 1990-2003 exhibit will be on display from February 11, 2020 through May 23, 2021.

The NEW/NOW: Jennifer Wen Ma exhibit will be on display from May 6, 2021 through September 26, 2021.

“The arts and cultural heritage of our great metropolitan centers and of cities like New Britain as well as other small towns, villages, and rural communities tell a quintessentially American story,” Min Jung Kim, director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, said. “The NBMAA has always been committed to reflecting various American visual expressions.”

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:08. Updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:11.