ANNUAL REPORT FY20 July 1, 2019â€“June 30, 2020
Champion women through the arts Since its opening in 1987, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has worked to address the art world’s gender imbalance. NMWA brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments. As the latest statistics show, even in 2020, gender bias in the art world persists. Not, however, here at NMWA. In our historic building in Washington, D.C., women artists are celebrated and uplifted every day—and we advocate for their representation all around the world. Discover how NMWA has advanced its mission in the 2020 fiscal year through dynamic exhibitions and programs, collection acquisitions, outreach, and more. CONTENTS 2 From the Founder and Director 4 Year at a Glance 6 Exhibitions 8 Collection 10 Library and Research Center 12 Women, Arts, and Social Change 14 Education 16 Digital Outreach and Advocacy 18 National and International Committees 20 Membership and Giving 22 Publications 23 Museum Shop 25 Financial Statements 26 Supporting Roles
Cover: Young visitors pose with See For Yourself Cards in front of Mickalene Thomas’s A-E-I-O-U and Sometimes Y (2009) Opposite: Installation view of Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age, on view October 11, 2019–January 5, 2020
FROM THE FOUNDER Dear Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, While the difficulties of the ongoing pandemic have confronted us all, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has risen to the challenges of these months. Our leadership, staff, and supporters are carrying us through this time with commitment and care. Reflecting on our recent fiscal year calls to mind the wonderful exhibitions of late 2019 and early 2020. The museum debuted Judy Chicago’s newest body of work, The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction. It drew record-breaking attendance and a rave review from the Washington Post, among other prominent publications. We have known and advocated for Chicago’s work for decades, stretching back to the time when she was searching for a permanent home for The Dinner Party. Our partnership extends to NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, which holds Chicago’s visual archives, part of the Judy Chicago Research Portal that recently debuted to the public. In October, we opened Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age in the Teresa Lozano Long Gallery. This focus exhibition included paintings that showcase the talents of women from this groundbreaking era in art history. The beautiful floral still lifes, prints, and portraits were complemented by rare book loans from the Folger Shakespeare Library and National Gallery of Art that testified to the artists’ renown. Among other press, the Wall Street Journal called the show “thoughtfully selected, informative, and sometimes surprising.” Across the country and internationally, our committees hosted programs in their regions in preparation for the exhibition Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020. Many of them organized talks and exhibitions to share the works of nominated artists from their regions. Partnerships led to wonderful presentations of the nominated artists’ work at venues such as Sotheby’s in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and Gallery Kayafas in Boston. These programs spread the museum’s mission as well as the work of emerging and underrepresented women artists around the world. We ended fiscal 2020 on solid financial ground, thanks to our dedicated members and friends. Your sustained commitment ensures the health of our museum so that it can continue to celebrate the great women artists of yesterday and today.
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay Chair of the Board
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Founder's photo by Michele Mattei
FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, On March 8, 2020, NMWA was alive with celebration on International Women’s Day. We hosted more than two thousand guests, who listened to live music from local women musicians, participated in volunteer-led conversations, shopped a market of work by local women artisans, and tapped into their creativity with hands-on crafts. Our exhibitions Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico and Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits had opened to great fanfare and attendance. Our Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative had just hosted a sold-out screening of the 2020 Academy Award-winning animated short film Hair Love. Though we would temporarily close NMWA shortly afterward due to COVID-19, I look at Director’s photo by Michele Mattei
this moment with gratitude and pride. It represented a year of energizing and successful programming centered on women artists—which continued even after our work shifted online. From their homes, NMWA staff kept up the momentum and enthusiasm for our mission, working tirelessly to share our exhibitions and programs online and create new avenues of virtual connection. We launched NMWA @ Home, a hub for online resources including presentations of our special exhibitions. We also introduced Art Chat @ Five, a new weekly virtual conversation series, and more initiatives that you will read about in these pages. Our digital engagement department supported the museum’s virtual shift while in the final stages of a website redesign. The new site debuted in June with a fresh design and structure that emphasizes our art and advocacy and will support our growing web presence for many years to come. In May, our digital team’s efforts and creativity were recognized when NMWA won a People’s Choice Webby Award for Best Social Media Account for our @WomenInTheArts Instagram. If you do not already, I urge you to follow us to stay connected. Over the past months, the global pandemic has exposed our systemic social inequalities, and the movement for racial justice has asked us to address structural racism. At our museum, founded to redefine traditional histories of art that excluded women, we commit to centering racial equity and championing Black women artists and women artists of color. We have been listening, learning, and creating a plan to be part of the solution. I am incredibly grateful to our members and friends for continuing to support us through these difficult times. Because of your donations, words of support, and commitment to the museum, we are able to continue to support women artists and amplify their art in a time when we need it most.
Susan Fisher Sterling The Alice West Director FY20 ANNUAL REPORT 3
YEAR AT A GLANCE
“Deeply thankful for the existence of this museum. I feel so empowered as a woman.” —visitor
September 2019 Artist Judy Chicago debuts her latest body of work, The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction. In tandem with the exhibition, NMWA releases Judy Chicago: New Views, the first major monograph on the artist in nearly twenty years, and features the artist in a Fresh Talk.
November 2019 The Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative hosts three sold-out, debut performances of 19: The Musical, a retelling of the story of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Inez Milholland, and the other suffragists who fought to get women the right to vote.
February 2020 Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico opens. The landmark exhibition, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents more than 140 photographs from the artist’s prolific five-decade-long career that tell a visual story of Mexico since the late 1960s. Iturbide (pictured left at NMWA with a blowup of her work) gives an artist’s talk at the Mexican Cultural Institute. 4 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
March 2020 The museum hosts a celebration on International Women’s Day with free admission, morning yoga, art talks, a women authors’ book swap with Brightest Young Things, live music, and more. Sew Creative Lounge leads hands-on activities (pictured left). Vendors include Georgetown Cupcake, Girl Scouts—Nation’s Capital, and Salt & Sundry.
March 2020 In response to the museum’s temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NMWA @ Home launches. Online exhibitions enable the museum to continue sharing work on view by Graciela Iturbide and Delita Martin. Special audio commentary by Martin and a video tour of her Texas studio enrich her online exhibition (screen shot pictured right).
June 2020 On a day when thousands of peaceful protestors gathered in support of Black lives, NMWA commissions two Washington, D.C.-based artists to paint murals on the plywood over the museum’s façade, with the support of MaryRoss Taylor. Trap Bob (pictured left) speaks of art’s ability to both document history and imagine new ways forward. She says, “I want to spread the message of change.”
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Installation view of Live Dangerously, which featured all 100 photographs in Janaina Tschäpe’s series 100 Little Deaths; The exhibition marked the first time the series was displayed in full
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling March 22–July 28, 2019 This landmark exhibition presented the artist’s monumental cedar wood sculptures evoking the grandeur and power of nature. More is More: Multiples May 3–September 22, 2019 Artist-designed objects by Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, Barbara Kruger, and others are distinctively placed between the worlds of art and retail. Institutional lender: Akron Museum of Art
New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabée Romero—Signals of a Long Road Together September 28, 2018–May 2, 2021 Commissioned for NMWA’s public art corridor, Romero’s four totemic sculptures speak to the experience of human migration, cultural traditions, and the protection of family. Live Dangerously September 19, 2019–January 20, 2020 Modern and contemporary photography from NMWA’s collection revealed the bold and dynamic ways in which female bodies inhabit and activate the natural world.
“These renderings are radical. It is rare to see images of Black women as avatars with spiritual agency.”—Hyperallergic on Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits 6 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Fun Fact Live Dangerously and The End were the third-most-visited exhibitions in NMWA history. Nearly 6,000 of the visitors to those exhibitions came on free Community Days.
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling, Diane Gelon, Susan Dunlevy, Sarah Thornton, Judy Chicago, and Claudia Schmuckli pose at the opening reception of Judy Chicago: The End—A Meditation on Death and Extinction
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction September 19, 2019–January 20, 2020 Chicago’s newest body of work—nearly forty works of painted porcelain and glass and two large bronze sculptures—profoundly addressed human mortality and species extinction. Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age October 11, 2019–January 5, 2020 This focus exhibition examined the lives and work of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Institutional Lenders: National Gallery of Art Library;
Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits January 17–April 19, 2020 This exhibition showcased seven of Martin’s monumental prints. Her works create a new iconography for African Americans based on African tradition, personal recollections, and physical materials. Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico February 28–August 23, 2020 This landmark exhibition presented five decades of Iturbide’s evocative and groundbreaking photographs of her native Mexico. Institutional lender: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
“Iturbide’s photographs exist both in an instant and in eternity.”—Washington Post FY20 ANNUAL REPORT 7
Visitors explore the collection galleries during a free Community Day with works by Amy Sherald, left, and Elizabeth Catlett, right
A “Visionary” Collection
A June 2020 feature in Bmore Art praised NMWA’s cutting-edge collecting practices. “What you see in NMWA’s collection are insightful finds, ahead-of-thecurve discoveries, and a strong commitment to racial, gender, and LGBTQI diversity.”
Renowned Portugese artist Joana Vasconcelos’s nearly six-foot-tall glass and textile chandelier Rubra (2016) (pictured opposite, top left) was added to NMWA’s collection through a gift from museum patron Christine Suppes. In Rubra, Vasconcelos reinvigorates traditional craft through contemporary artistic practices. This sculpture features handmade wool crochet, lace, sequined fabric, gold tassels, delicate beaded ornaments, Murano glass, and LED lightbulbs.
By the Numbers In FY20, the museum’s collection grew with the addition of 201 new works in 9 different mediums:
174 Photographs 2 Vessels 9 Paintings 2 Drawings 5 Sculptures 1 Artist’s book 5 Prints 1 Pastel 2 Multiples 8 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Conservation Spotlight In fall 2019, conservation researchers from the Smithsonian American Art Museum visited NMWA to examine two beloved paintings by Alma Woodsey Thomas—Iris, Tulips, Jonquils, and Crocuses (1968) and Orion (1973)—and share new findings on the artist.
Fun Fact In 2020, NMWA acquired 161 photos by renowned documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, donated by members of the Photography Buyers Syndicate.
Above, clockwise from top left: Joana Vasconcelos, Rubra, 2016; Murano glass, wool yarn, ornaments, LED lighting, polyester, and iron, 69 1/4 x 43 in. diameter; NMWA, Gift of Christine Suppes | Mary Ellen Mark, Girl Jumping over a Wall, Central Park, New York City, 1967 (printed later); Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in.; NMWA, Gift of Jill and Jeffrey Stern; © Mary Ellen Mark/The Mary Ellen Mark Foundation | Rania Matar, Yara, Cairo, Egypt, from the series “SHE,” 2019; Archival pigment print, 44 x 37 in.; NMWA, Museum purchase: Funds provided by the Heather and Robert Keane Family Foundation; © Rania Matar | Beverly Buchanan, Red Shack in Yellow Field, 2004; Oil pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.; NMWA, Gift of Anna Stapleton Henson
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LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTER
DMV Color artists at the opening reception; Malaka Gharib, Suzanne Coley, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Jamila Zahra Felton, Jennifer White-Johnson, Julie Sheah, and Carolyn Toye
NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC) by the Numbers
This selection of artists’ books, graphic novels, photobooks, and zines by women artists of color depicted the intimacies of family life, legacies of enslavement, experiences of immigration, and other topics related to life in the Washington, D.C., area.
Visitors Bibliographic records added
A Valuable Resource Students and researchers visit the LRC regularly. In 2020, the LRC archives assisted researchers from the United States, Ecuador, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Their subjects of interest included Frida Kahlo, feminist curatorial practice, and Maria Sibylla Merian. *Attendance is from July 2019 through March 13, 2020, when the museum temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
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DMV Color November 4, 2019–March 4, 2020
Linda Nochlin: The Maverick She March 8–October 8, 2020 In collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, this exhibition showcased a selection of papers and ephemera that illustrate the awardwinning scholar, art historian, and critic’s remarkable contributions to art and culture.
Art Book Bonanza In July 2019, NMWA hosted the third annual DC Art Book Fair, organized by the DC Art Book Collective, during a free Community Day. More than 2,060 visitors attended, shopping the zines, comics, art books, and other ephemera from 50 vendors. In 2020, the LRC acquired artists’ books by Suzanne Coley, Tia Blassingame, Chandler O’Leary, Jamila Zahra Felton, María Verónica San Martin, and Julie Sheah for the collection.
Visitors shop the DC Art Book Fair
Judy Chicago Research Portal In October, the Judy Chicago Research Portal launched. A collaboration between NMWA, Penn State University, and Harvard’s Schlesinger Library, the public, digital repository holds Chicago’s paper archives (Schlesinger Library), art education archives (Penn State), and visual archives (NMWA). During the fiscal year, the LRC added nearly 5,000 slides to the Judy Chicago Visual Archive.
Judy Chicago’s cat lays across a mock-up for the Heritage Floor, part of The Dinner Party, July 1976; From the Judy Chicago Visual Archive
BETTY: NMWA’s Image Library
Julie Sheah’s Dream Book 1 (2014) was on view in DMV Color and later acquired by the LRC
The museum’s digital image library, BETTY, grew to include 36,048 images that were viewed 48,879 times. The library includes images from events and exhibitions as well as collection works. The total number of digital image downloads in 2020 was more than 6,700.
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WOMEN, ARTS, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
“Thank you for telling the story of how women are fighting for equality, as we always have been, especially in art.”—visitor
Participants in the 2019 MakeHER Summit workshops pose after learning about branding, leadership, and communications for creative entrepreneurs
The Women, Arts, and Social Change (WASC) public programs initiative features Fresh Talk, curated conversations with innovators who champion women in the arts, and Cultural Capital, collaborative partnerships with leading D.C.-area organizations.
Fresh Talk Programs New Views—Judy Chicago Sept. 22, 2019 Rooms of Her Own—Women, Art, and Ownership in the Hotel Industry (Part of the 2019 MakeHER Summit) Oct. 27, 2019 Art, Power, and the Vote—100 Years After Suffrage Nov. 17, 2019
Cultural Capital Programs Step Afrika! | Aug. 30, 2019 12 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Girlhood Interrupted Screening & Conversation with Georgetown University Law School’s Center on Poverty and Inequality | Sept. 8, 2019 The Big Quiet | Oct. 23, 2019 Journey to a Mother’s Room Screening & Conversation with SPAIN arts & culture | Oct. 6, 2019 19: The Musical with One Woman, One Vote Festival | Nov. 25–27, 2019 Hair Love Screening & Conversation with Headrush Productions | Feb. 23, 2020 Poetry Reading: Motherhood Redux with Folger Shakespeare Library | Mar. 11, 2020
Featured Speaker: Alexandra Bell The multidisciplinary artist and journalist spoke at Fresh Talk: Art, Power, and the Vote about her series Counternarratives (2017–present), which addresses bias in journalism.
Alexandra Bell speaks at Fresh Talk: Art, Power, and the Vote in November 2019
“It’s important to think about power in media, who gets to talk to sources, and whose voices are prioritized,” Bell said during her presentation.
By the Numbers 3,250 2019–20 WASC season attendees 10,000+ Total attendees since 2015 Hair Love writer and director Matthew Cherry and illustrator of the related children’s book Vashti Harrison speak after the screening of the Academy Award-winning short film
Celebrating Ava DuVernay On March 9, in collaboration with the Kennedy Center and the One Woman, One Vote Festival, NMWA sponsored a reception for a live concert screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling delivered remarks.
Attendees enjoy the Kennedy Center reception
Shenson Chamber Music Concerts | Artistic Director, Gilan Tocco Corn Anniversaries: A Recital and Narration with Jamie Bernstein and Spencer Myer | Oct. 2, 2019 Due to COVID-19, the spring Shenson concerts were postponed until 2021 FY20 ANNUAL REPORT 13
Senior Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso teaches a group at the 2019 ABC Teacher Institute
Tours, Talks, and More* • 1,616 adult visitors attended 106 guided tours and self-guided visits. • 1,734 children attended 74 guided school or youth tours and self-guided visits.
Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) Initiative In July 2019, NMWA educators welcomed teachers to the tenth annual ABC Teacher Institute and the fourth Advanced Teacher Institute:
• 523 visitors attended 16 Fierce Women 2.0 tours.
• 37 participants hailed from public and private schools across the country—D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, and Texas.
• 137 participants attended 2 artist talks with Janaina Tschäpe and Delita Martin.
• In total, participants teach approximately 10,040 students per year.
• 402 visitors attended 35 weekly Gallery Talks.
*Attendance is from July 2019 through March 13, 2020, when the museum temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
“This has been the best museum training I have ever attended. You have created a superb program!”—ABC Institute participant
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“Thank you so much. I look forward to the Friday art chats every single week. It is an encouraging light at the end of this pandemic tunnel. Art truly heals on countless levels.” —Art Chat @ Five participant
Sharing Knowledge During the National Art Education Association’s tenth annual SummerVision program, educators introduced 30 teachers to the Fierce Women tour, #5WomenArtists challenge, and the museum’s resources and programs. Nearly 8,101 packets of See for Yourself Cards were distributed prior to NMWA’s temporary closure. New online thematic card sets were curated exclusively for the NMWA @ Home initiative. Artist Delita Martin discusses her large-scale works during an Artists in Conversation event in February 2020
Virtual Connection Inspired by the museum’s popular Gallery Talks, educators launched Art Chat @ Five, weekly online chats about selected artworks in the museum’s collection. There were 140 attendees in 2020, each week filled to capacity. Slow Art Day, the annual international event, went virtual. Educators hosted 15 participants from D.C., California, New York, Pennsylvania, and the U.K.
NMWA docent Erin Garland discusses Niki de Saint Phalle’s Pregnant Nana (1993) on a free Fierce Woman 2.0 tour in July 2019
Program Partners NMWA educators worked closely with partner organizations on- and off-line, including Slow Art Day, DC Public Schools, the Phillips Collection, DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, DCProject Zero, Georgetown University, the George Washington University, Girl Scouts—Nation’s Capital, and more. Participants in the 2019 Advanced Teacher Institute investigate color juxtapositions in artwork during a STEAM lesson
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DIGITAL OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY
Connect with us!
Visitors snap photos in the collection galleries during NMWA’s International Women’s Day Celebration in March
In spring 2020, the digital engagement department led NMWA’s shift to online programming during the temporary closure due to COVID-19. Working crossdepartmentally, digital staff facilitated the creation of NMWA @ Home, a virtual hub that showcased the museum’s online offerings—many created in the first weeks of the pandemic:
In March, the fifth year of the museum’s acclaimed social media campaign #5WomenArtists kicked off with a special focus on women artists who address social issues. Despite coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign was a success:
• Storytime with Women in the Arts video series features children’s books authored or illustrated by women. • NMWA Coloring Pages feature favorite artworks from the collection. • Four online exhibitions and more in process present art to visitors who are unable to attend in person. 16 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
• 675 cultural institutions and nearly 5,129 individuals participated; participants were located across 35 countries and 49 U.S. states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico. • 4,092 Instagram posts and 9,568 tweets were shared using the hashtag. • 11 museums took over the @WomenInTheArts account in March to highlight women artists in their collections and exhibitions.
Social Media Engagement Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook engagement remains a key way for the museum to expand our audience and champion women in the arts. In 2020, NMWA reached more than 57,000 followers on Twitter (a 10% increase over 2019), 100,000 on Instagram (a 54% increase over 2019), and 55,800 on Facebook (a 7% increase over 2019). An Instagram post wishing artist Audrey Niffenegger a happy birthday was the most liked post, garnering 4,717 likes. A Twitter post for #MeanGirlsDay (pictured left), honoring the popular 2004 film with memes and other activities, was the most popular, garnering 4,400 likes and 1,100 retweets.
#MuseumsThankHealthHeroes On April 1, NMWA organized the museum community for a mass social media action to thank frontline healthcare workers. On Twitter, 956 contributors generated 1,389 tweets that reached 13,834,577 people. On Instagram, 183 contributors generated 189 posts that cumulatively received 28,542 likes and reached 2,719,852 people.
Fun Fact During the fiscal year, there were 1,324,721 visitors to nmwa.org.
Looking Forward With the win of the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Social Media Account (Instagram) in May, and the launch of the new https://nmwa.org website in June, NMWA ended 2020 on a strong digital note, amplifying our mission, programs, and collection in times of limited in-person visitorship. FY20 ANNUAL REPORT 17
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEES
An attendee observes a work by artist Sanaz Haghani in the exhibition Paper Routes: Georgia Women to Watch 2020 in January, organized by the Georgia Committee in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
Committees support the museum and champion women artists in their regions, continually extending NMWA’s reach.
Preparing for Paper Routes— Women to Watch 2020 The sixth installment in the museum’s Women to Watch exhibition series and the largest to date, Paper Routes (October 8, 2020–January 18, 2021) presents the work of emerging and underrepresented contemporary women artists who are transforming paper, a ubiquitous and eclectic material, into complex works of art. Throughout the fiscal year, 10 committees collaborated with museums and galleries in their regions to present local versions of Paper Routes—from Chile and California to Massachusetts and the U.K.
Committee Activities Among many committee-organized activities in 2020: • The Mid-Atlantic Committee held a panel discussion at NMWA with Paper Routes nominees Rachel Farbiarz, Jae Ko, and Julie Wolfe. • The New York Committee hosted a panel discussion at the Brooklyn Museum that was moderated by Carmen Hermo, associate curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. • President of Les Amis du NMWA Danielle Grall served as a juror for the Art Absolument Prize for Outsider Art at the Outside Art Fair in Paris.
Fun Fact In June 2020, more than 350 people attended five virtual studio tours with Paper Routes artists.
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National Committees and Committee Chairs* Arizona | Clara M. Lovett Arkansas | Barbara Satterfield California (Northern) | Lorna Meyer Calas and
California (Southern) | Marilyn Levin and Mary Zinser Georgia | Sara Steinfeld Greater Kansas City Area | Chris LeBeau Massachusetts | Sarah Bucknell Treco Mid-Atlantic Committee | Anjali Gupta Mississippi | Nancy Anne Branton New Mexico | Nancy Olson New York | Regina Bilotta Ohio | Sara M. Vance Waddell and Harriet Warm
The U.K. Friends of NMWA met with artist Faith Ringgold (center) and curator Melissa Blanchflower (right) to tour the artist’s first solo exhibition outside of the U.S. at London’s Serpentine Galleries
Texas | Lynn Finesilver Crystal
International Committees and Committee Chairs* Argentina | Florencia Helbling Canada | Jennifer Hinrichs and Robin Young Chile | Drina Rendic France | Danielle Grall Germany | Ann Simon
Committee Art Donations Le Amis du NMWA gifted the sculpture mille cents millimètres (Lucy) (2019) by Charlotte Charbonnel, who represented France in Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018. The Georgia Committee gifted two editions of the lithograph print Take Out (2012) by Jiha Moon, who represented Georgia in Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015.
Italy | Claudia Pensotti Mosca Peru | Consuelo Salinas de Pareja Portugal | Maura Marvao Spain | Sofia Barroso United Kingdom | Susan Zimny and Laurel Rafter *As of June 30, 2020 Charlotte Charbonnel, mille cents millimètres (Lucy), 2019; 1,100 rods of brass, stainless steel, nickel, silver, and copper, 12 1/4 x 43 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.; NMWA, Gift of Les Amis du NMWA
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MEMBERSHIP AND GIVING
Special Thanks to the Women’s Committee, which hosted seven programs highlighting D.Carea women artists and promoting NMWA.
Associate Educator Ashley W. Harris leads NMWA members on a special preview tour of Live Dangerously
Thank You! In 2020, your steadfast support helped NMWA stay strong during our temporary closure and ensured that we kept our momentum advocating for women in the arts. Your generosity made all of the activities in this report possible.
Legacy Giving Bequests provided substantial support in 2020. We are honored by the meaningful generosity of the hundreds of our members who have remembered NMWA in their estate plans, ensuring the long-term health of the museum, its collection, and its mission.
Enjoying Your Museum Members and donors enjoyed more than fifteen member-focused programs throughout the year including local and virtual gallery and artist studio 20 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
tours, an opening reception with Judy Chicago, and intimate breakfasts with Susan Fisher Sterling, director of the museum.
Members Around the World U.S. members represent all 50 states. International members live in 21 different countries: Austria, Belgium, Mexico, Jamaica, Vietnam, Croatia, Turkey, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, and more!
U.S. Members By Region: • DC/VA/MD: 33%
• Midwest: 9%
• Northeast: 20%
• Southeast: 12%
• West: 16%
• Southwest: 5%
“Experiencing great art created by women of many backgrounds is like waking up to see a brand new world...I am grateful to NMWA for the art that widens my perspectives and which also validates and elucidates my own experiences as a woman.”—Annette Colfax, Legacy Society member
Member Spotlight A NMWA member for twenty-six years, retired U.S. Navy admiral Michelle Howard is passionate about gender equity and advancement—in all fields. Throughout her thirty-five-year naval career, she was at the vanguard of changing laws that allowed women to advance in the military. Howard said, “I serve to ensure the freedom of citizens. And creativity—artistry—is one of the greatest expressions of freedom.”
Longtime & New Supporters NMWA’s membership base includes more than 11,000 supporters; 2,772 new members joined in FY20. In 2020, NMWA’s membership base included 4,159 active charter members—individuals who began giving in 1993 or before. 1,656 members who are still active gave their first gift before the museum opened in 1987!
NMWA Members Say... “When I hear someone plans to go to D.C., I always encourage them to visit [NMWA], especially the special exhibitions.” “My first trip to NMWA showed me that I am not alone as an artist. It is a profound statement when anyone can say they no longer feel alone.”
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PUBLICATIONS Women in the Arts Magazine Throughout 2020, Women in the Arts magazine, a benefit for NMWA members, illuminated the museum’s special exhibitions, programs, and collection with articles, artist interviews, and more. The magazine was a key platform for sharing stories and news about the museum and its programs during the temporary closure.
Judy Chicago: New Views In September 2020, NMWA and Scala Arts Publishers released the first major monograph on feminist artist Judy Chicago in nearly 20 years. The fully illustrated volume provides fresh perspectives on Chicago’s career from Sarah Thornton, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chad Alligood, Manuela Ammer, Massimiliano Gioni, Philipp Kaiser, Jonathan D. Katz, Martha C. Nussbaum, and William J. Simmons.
Broad Strokes Blog Since 2009, NMWA’s blog, Broad Strokes, has published engaging pieces on special exhibitions, the collection, the lives and works of women artists, and much more. In 2020, more than 115 posts were published. 22 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
A blog series on Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico expanded on the exhibition’s prominent themes and subjects
MUSEUM SHOP Shop #5WomenArtists For NMWA’s #5WomenArtists campaign, the shop created original merchandise designed around the question “Can you name five women artists?” Camper mugs, magnets, T-shirts, and notebooks spread the word about the campaign and challenged people to engage in person as well as online.
Shop Online In June, in tandem with NMWA’s website redesign, the shop debuted a new online store at https://shop.nmwa.org. The updated infrastructure can feature and process more items. The site’s new organization encourages easy navigation and browsing.
Shop Events The shop supported museum programs throughout the year. In October, the annual MakeHER Mart, part of the 2019 MakeHER Summit, featured the handmade art and merchandise of local women artisans. A wide variety of products including jewelry, fine art, home accents, and personal accessories were featured.
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Statements of Financial Position Assets Cash Other current Total current assets Net property and equipment Investments Net pledges receivable Total assets Liabilities and net assets Payables accruals and deposits Long-term liabilities Total liabilities Net assets Total liabilities and net assets
Statements of Activities Support and revenue: Grants and contributions Membership income Earned income Net investment income Total support and revenue Expenses: Program services Supporting services Cost of sales and auxillary activities Total expenses Change in net assets Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year
15,973,108 9,979,523 25,952,631 8,925,719 64,157,561 4,748,311 103,784,222
2,210,820 563,418 2,774,238 101,009,984 103,784,222
3,135,289 1,395,359 4,530,648 7,159,672 66,372,943 1,787,920 79,851,183 1,159,533 151,455 1,310,988 78,540,195 79,851,183
Statements of Cash Flows Cash flows from operating activities Cash received from donors Cash received from program fees and earned income Cash received from membership and dues Cash payments to employees Cash payments to vendors Net cash (used) or provided by operating activities Cash flows from investing activities Cash received from investment income Cash payments for investment costs Net cash (used) or provided by investing activities Cash flows from financing activities Cash received from borrowing Net cash (used) or provided by financing activities Net increase in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year Cash and cash equivalents, end of year
29,875,813 1,174,052 1,660,163 826,893 33,536,921 7,420,139 2,762,563 884,430 11,067,132 22,469,789 78,540,195 101,009,984
7,642,715 1,300,664 2,648,123 3,328,579 14,920,081 7,529,517 2,385,804 1,153,702 11,069,023 3,851,058 74,689,137 78,540,195
18,440,527 1,621,870 1,348,895 (4,942,870) (7,450,630) 9,017,792
5,024,814 2,427,043 1,527,664 (4,685,434) (6,953,572) (2,659,485)
2,640,561 (223,818) 2,416,743
2,958,703 (278,242) 2,680,461
779,000 779,000 12,213,535 3,759,573 15,973,108
20,976 3,738,597 3,759,573
* This information has been derived from the financial statements audited by Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, Certified Public Accountants FY20 ANNUAL REPORTâ€ƒâ€ƒ25
SUPPORTING ROLES BOARD OF TRUSTEES Wilhelmina Cole Holladay— Chair Winton S. Holladay— Vice-Chair Martha Dippell—President Gina F. Adams— First Vice President Susan Goldberg— Second Vice President Dana Snyder—Treasurer Rose Carter—Secretary Pamela Parizek—Audit Chair Marcia Myers Carlucci— Building Chair Amy Weiss— Communications Chair Carol Matthews Lascaris— President Emerita and Endowment Chair Sheila Shaffer—Finance Chair Ashley Davis—Government Relations Chair Nancy Duber— Nominations Chair Nancy Nelson Stevenson— Works of Art Chair Susan Fisher Sterling— The Alice West Director** Janice Lindhurst Adams Charlotte Clay Buxton Diane Casey-Landry Lizette Corro Betty Boyd Dettre Deborah I. Dingell Anjali Gupta Cindy Jones Sally L. Jones Marlene Malek Jacqueline Badger Mars Juliana E. May Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Mary V. Mochary Jackie Quillen Stephanie Sale Julie Sapone**
Kathleen Elizabeth Springhorn Jessica H. Sterchi Joanne Stringer Mahinder Tak Annie S. Totah Sarah Bucknell Treco** Frances Luessenhop Usher Ruthanna Maxwell Weber Alice West Patti White **Ex-Officio
NMWA ADVISORY BOARD Sarah Bucknell Treco—Chair Noreen Ackerman Kathe Hicks Albrecht Sunny Scully Alsup Jo Ann Barefoot Gail Bassin Arlene Begelman Sue Ann Berlin Catherine Little Bert Brenda Bertholf Margaret C. Boyce Brown Deborah G. Carstens Rebecca Chang Paul T. Clark Amb. Maria Eugenia Chiozza Barbara Cohen Marcella Cohen Marian Cohen Robyn D. Collins Donna Paolino Coia Linda Comstock Elizabeth Crane Prof. Byron Croker Lynn Finesilver Crystal Elizabeth Cullen Verónica de Ferrero Belinda de Gaudemar Kitty de Isola Katy Graham Debost Betty B. Dettre Alexis Deutsch Kenneth P. Dutter
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Christine Edwards Anne N. Edwards Gerry E. Ehrlich Elva Ferrari-Graham Lisa Claudy Fleischman Anita Forsyth Lucrecia Forsyth Rosemarie C. Forsythe Anita Friedt Claudia Fritsche Barbara S. Goldfarb Sally Gries Michelle Guillermin Anjali Gupta Pamela Gwaltney Florencia Helbling Sue J. Henry Jan Jessup Alice Kaplan Paulette Kessler Janece Smoot Kleban Arlene Fine Klepper Doris Kloster Malinda Krantz Nelleke Langhout-Nix Robin Leeds Cynthia Madden Leitner Gladys Lisanby Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. Fred M. Levin Bonnie Loeb Clara M. Lovett Joanne Ludovici Patricia Macintyre Linda Mann Maria Teresa Martínez C. Raymond Marvin Ellen Stirn Mavec Pat McCall Dee Ann McIntyre Cynthia McKee Fatima McKinley Constance C. McPhee Suzanne Mellor Morgan Miller Milica Mitrovich Claudia Pensotti Mosca Deborah E. Myers
Jeannette T. Nichols Kay Woodward Olson Monica T. O’Neill Katherine D. Ortega Margaret Perkins Sarah P. Pyle Drina Rendic Helena Ribe Barbara Richter Elizabeth Robinson Tara Rudman Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler Stephanie Sale Consuelo Salinas de Pareja Steven Scott Marsha Brody Shiff Dasha Shenkman Kathy Sierra Ann Simon Geri Skirkanich Dot Snyder Denise Littlefield Sobel Patti Amanda Spivey Kathleen Elizabeth Springhorn Sara Steinfeld Jo Stribling Susan Swartz Cheryl S. Tague Judy Spence Tate Lisa Cannon Taylor MaryRoss Taylor Brooke Taylor Debra Therit Deborah Dunklin Tipton Marichu Valencia Sara M. Vance Waddell Paula S. Wallace Harriet L. Warm Krystyna Wasserman Patti White Carol Winer Betty Bentsen Winn Rhett D. Workman
Lists as of June 30, 2020
ENDOWMENT, INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENTAL DONORS NMWA is deeply grateful to supporters of the Legacy of Women in the Arts Endowment Campaign, whose generosity guarantees that NMWA will endure and inspire for generations to come. Although we can only list donations of $10,000 and above, NMWA is grateful to all donors to the endowment. We also thank individual donors and organizations who made contributions from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. Your support enables the museum to develop groundbreaking exhibitions, expand its education, library, and outreach programs, and offer other special events to the public. Although we can only list donations of $500 and above, NMWA is thankful for all of its members and friends. We also recognize members of the Legacy Society, dedicated NMWA supporters who have included the museum in their estate plans. These gifts are vital to the museum and its future.
ENDOWMENT Endowment Foundation Trustee ($1 million+) Anonymous Betty B. and Rexford* Dettre Estate of Grace A. George Wilhelmina C. and Wallace F.* Holladay Sr. Carol and Climis Lascaris Estate of Evelyn B. Metzger* The Honorable Mary V. Mochary Rose Benté Lee Ostapenko* The Madeleine Rast Charitable Remainder Trust* The Walton Family Foundation
Endowment Foundation Governor ($500,000–$999,999) Noreen M. Ackerman P. Frederick Albee and Barbara E. Albee* Catherine L. and Arthur A. Bert, M.D. J.W. Kaempfer, Jr. Nelleke Langhout-Nix Joe R. and Teresa L. Long James R. and Suzanne S. Mellor National Endowment for the Humanities Drs. A. Jess and Ben Shenson* MaryRoss Taylor Alice W. and Gordon T. West, Jr.
Endowment Foundation Fellow ($200,000–$499,999) Catharina B. and Livingston L. Biddle, Jr.*
Marcia and Frank* Carlucci Charitable Foundation Costa del Sol Cruise Kenneth P. Dutter Estate of E. Louise Gaudet Lorraine G. Grace* William Randolph Hearst Foundation Estate of Eleanor Heller* Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston/The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Dorothy S. Lyddon*/ Seven Springs Foundation Marlene McArthur and Frederic V.* Malek Victoria J. Mastrobuono* Sea Goddess I and II Trips Alejandra and Enrique Segura Sheila and Richard Shaffer Clarice Smith
Endowment Foundation Counselor ($100,000–$199,999) Gina and Eugene Adams Janice L. and Harold L. Adams Nunda and Prakash Ambegaonkar Carol C. Ballard Baltic Cruise Eleanor and Nicholas D. Chabraja Clark Charitable Foundation Hilda and William B. Clayman Julia B. and Michael M. Connors Martha Lyn Dippell and Daniel Lynn Korengold Gerry E. and S. Paul* Ehrlich, Jr. Enterprise Rent-A-Car FedEx Corporation The Geiger Family Foundation
Barbara A. Gurwitz and William D. Hall Caroline Rose Hunt*/ The Sands Foundation Cindy and Evan Jones Alice D. Kaplan Dorothy* and Raymond LeBlanc Lucia Woods Lindley Gladys K. and James W.* Lisanby Lockheed Martin Corporation Adrienne B. and John F. Mars Juliana and Richard E.* May Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Irene Natividad The Miller and Jeanette Nichols Foundation/Jeannette T. Nichols Nancy O’Malley* Lady Pearman Reinsch Pierce Family Foundation/Lola C. Reinsch and J. Almont Pierce Julia Sevilla Somoza Marsha Brody Shiff Ann Simmons* June Speight* Kathleen Elizabeth Springhorn Mahinder K. and Sharad Tak Sami and Annie Totah Family Foundation Elzbieta Chlopecka Vande Sande
Endowment Circle ($50,000–$99,999) Linda Able Choice* George* and Ursula Andreas Arkansas Fifty Lulu H. Auger* Virginia Mitchell Bailey* Sondra D. and Howard M. Bender*/ The Bender Foundation, Inc. Patti Cadby Birch*
Laura Lee and Jack S. Blanton Sr.*/ Scurlock Foundation Anne R. Bord* Caroline Boutté BP Foundation, Inc. M. A. Ruda* and Peter J. P. Brickfield Margaret C. Boyce Brown Martha Buchanan Sandra and Miles Childers Mary and Armeane Choksi Donna Paolino Coia and Arthur Coia Margaret and David Cole/The Cole Family Foundation Holland H. Coors* Porter and Lisa Dawson Courtenay Eversole Suzy Finesilver*/The Hertzel and Suzy Finesilver Charitable Foundation Karen Dixon Fuller Alan Glen Family Trust Peter and Wendy Gowdey Laura L. Guarisco Jolynda H. and David M. Halinski Janie Hathoot Hap and Winton Holladay I. Michael and Beth Kasser William R. and Christine M. Leahy Louise C. Mino Trust Zoe H. and James H. Moshovitis Joan and Lucio A. Noto Marjorie H. and Philip Odeen Nancy Bradford Ordway Katherine D. Ortega Margaret H. and Jim Perkins Ramsay D. Potts*, in honor of Veronica R. Potts Elizabeth Pruet* Edward Rawson Jane S. Schwartz Trust Jack and Dana* Snyder
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Judith Zee Steinberg and Paul J. Hoenmans Susan and Scott Sterling Nancy N. and Roger Stevenson, Jr. Jo and Thomas Stribling Susan and Jim Swartz Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson Endowed Internship—Texas State Committee of NMWA Frances and William* Usher Stuart and Chancy West Betty Bentsen Winn and Susan Winn Lowry Yeni Wong
Endowment Patron ($25,000–$49,999) Micheline and Sean Connery Stephanie Fein Sheila ffolliott Georgia State Committee of NMWA New York Trip Mississippi State Committee of NMWA Northern Trust Estate of Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Chris Petteys* Lisa and Robert Pumphrey* Elizabeth A. Sackler Estate of Madoline W. Shreve* Patti Amanda and Bruce Spivey Sahil Tak/ST Paper, LLC In honor of Alice West Jean and Donald M. Wolf The Women’s Committee of NMWA
Endowment Sponsor ($15,000–$24,999) Deborah G. Carstens Martha and Homer Gudelsky* Sally L. Jones Louise H. Matthews Fund Lily Y. Tanaka Liz and Jim Underhill Elizabeth Welles Dian Woodner
Endowment Friend ($10,000–$14,999) Carol A. Anderson Julia and George L. Argyros Mrs. Joseph T. Beardwood, III Catherine Bennett and Fred Frailey Susan G. Berk Mary Kay Blake Booz Allen Hamilton Lynne V. and Richard Cheney Esther Coopersmith Darby Foundation
Juliet De Laricheliere* Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr.* Patricia M. and Clifford J. Ehrlich Mary Page and Thomas B. Evans Lois Lehrman Grass Anna Stapleton Henson Alexine C. and Aaron G.* Jackson Jan Jessup Pamela Johnson and Wesley King Helga and Peter-Hans Keilbach Howard and Michelle Kessler Ellen U. and Alfred A. King* Jacqueline Badger Mars C. Raymond Marvin Clyde and Pat Dean McCall Edwina H. and Charles P. Milner Evelyn V. and Robert M.* Moore Harriet Newbill Estate of Edythe Bates Old PepsiCo., Inc. Anne and Chris Reyes Savannah Trip Mary Anne B. Stewart Paula Wallace/Savannah College of Art and Design Marjorie Nohowel Wasilewski Jean S. and Gordon T. Wells
INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS $1 million+ The Ann M. Farley Trust
$500,000–$999,999 D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
$100,000–$499,999 A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation Davis/Dauray Family Fund Jacqueline Badger Mars National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts RBC Wealth Management and City National Bank an RBC Co. Estate of Ann T. Simmons Denise Littlefield Sobel Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley Family Foundation Christine Suppes Mildred Weissman
$50,000–$99,999 Alice L. Walton Foundation Marcia Myers Carlucci Betty Boyd Dettre
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Martha Dippell and Daniel Korengold Sue J. Henry and Carter G. Phillips The Revada Foundation of the Logan Family Clara M. Lovett Marlene M. and Frederic V.* Malek Rose Benté Lee Ostapenko* Susan and Jim Swartz MaryRoss Taylor Estate of Susan Wisherd
$25,000–$49,999 Anonymous Bank of America Grace and Morton Bender Deborah G. Carstens Rose and Paul Carter Nancy and Marc Duber FedEx/Gina Adams Elva Ferrari-Graham Winton and Hap Holladay Leo Rosner Foundation, Inc. Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston* Marcia MacArthur The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation The Northern Trust Company Stephanie Sale Share Fund Tiffany & Co. Patricia and George White
$15,000–$24,999 Shirley G. Adelman* Bernstein Family Foundation Charlotte and Michael Buxton Diane Casey-Landry and Brock Landry Christian Dior Couture Marcella and Neil Cohen Jo Ann Crow Management Trust Ashley Davis Belinda de Gaudemar Susan Goldberg The Francis & Kathleen Rooney Foundation Linda and Larry Mann The Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation The Mississippi State Committee of NMWA The Honorable Mary V. Mochary Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Kristine Morris The Honorable Katherine D. Ortega The San Francisco Advisory Group of NMWA Sheila and Richard Shaffer
Alice W. and Gordon T.* West, Jr.
$10,000–$14,999 The Arizona State Committee of NMWA The Arkansas State Committee of NMWA Gail D. Bassin Bayer AG The Bernstein Companies The Canada Committee of NMWA Carl M. Freeman Foundation Council for Canadian American Relations Alexis Deutsch-Adler Lisa Claudy Fleischman The France Committee of NMWA Lee Anne and William Geiger The Georgia Committee of NMWA German Committee of NMWA The Greater Kansas City Area Committee of NMWA Agnes Gund Cindy and Evan Jones Ellen Kreighbaum LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust The Hayes Foundation Lucas Kaempfer Foundation, Inc The Massachusetts State Committee of NMWA Dee Ann McIntyre The National Advisory Board Mid-Atlantic Committee The New Mexico State Committee of NMWA The New York Committee of NMWA Elizabeth Robinson Alejandra and Enrique Segura Dasha Shenkman OBE Geri Skirkanich The Southern California State Committee of NMWA Patti Amanda and Bruce Spivey Kathleen Elizabeth Springhorn Susan Fisher Sterling and Scott Sterling Cheryl S. Tague Judy S. Tate The Texas State Committee of NMWA Viacom, Inc. Paula S. Wallace/Savannah College of Art and Design Carol and Michael Winer
$5,000–$9,999 Anonymous (2) Argentina Committee of NMWA Bloomberg Philanthropies
Margaret C. Boyce Brown The Chile Committee of NMWA Paul T. Clark Robyn D. Collins Linda L. and John* Comstock Lizette Corro Lisa and Porter Dawson Diageo North America Gerry Ehrlich Government of the District of Columbia Lois Lehrman Grass Robin and Jay Hammer Heather and Robert Keane Family Foundation, Inc. Pamela C. Johnson and Wesley King Sally and Christopher H. Jones Alice D. Kaplan Dr. Sachiko Kuno Kristen and George Lund Dr. Kathleen A. Maloy and Ms. Heather L. Burns Adrienne B. Mars Marshall B. Coyne Foundation, Inc. Maria Luisa Martin McLean Juliana and Richard E.* May Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and Bynum Hunter* The Mill Foundation, LTD Deborah E. Myers Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Nancy Ann Neal The Nora Roberts Foundation Marjorie and Philip Odeen The Ohio Advisory Group of NMWA Pamela J. Parizek PECO Foundation Jacqueline L. Quillen Jean Hall and Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr. Dr. Cynthia M. Shewan Kathy Sierra Dot Snyder Karen and William Sonneborn Jessica S. Sterchi Nancy N. and Roger Stevenson, Jr. Liezel Strauss Joanne C. Stringer Mahinder and Sharad Tak Lucretia D. and William H.* Tanner Brooke and Heyward Taylor Debra Therit Through the Flower Annie S. Totah Frances Usher Marichu Valencia Laurie Weckel Amy Weiss
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Mark Zettl
$2,000–$4,999 Noreen M. Ackerman Janice L. and Harold L. Adams Mark and Kathe Albrecht Sunny Scully Alsup and William Alsup Linda C. Barclay Jo Ann Barefoot Arlene Begelman Sue Ann and Ken Berlin Catherine Bert and Arthur Bert, M.D. Regina Bilotta Joyce Blalock Susan Borkin Melissa and Jason Burnett Jane and Calvin Cafritz Dr. Mary A. Carnell and Dr. Agnes Guyon Rebecca Chang The Clarence B. Coleman and Joan Coleman Foundation Barbara L. Cohen Marian Cohen Elinor Coleman and David Sparkman Elizabeth Crane Byron Croker Lynn Finesilver Crystal Sara and Philip Davis Katy Graham Debost Susan and Frank Dunlevy Kenneth P. Dutter EastCoast Entertainment Augustus and Anne Edwards Christine Edwards Barbara L. Elky Hanna G. Evans FACE Foundation Stephanie Fein Barbara L. Francis and Robert Musser Mary M. Free Anita Friedt Elizabeth and Michael Galvin Ruth Bader Ginsburg Barbara S. Goldfarb Sally Gries Michelle Guillermin Jeffrey Stein Gutman Pamela Gwaltney Nora Harlow Laurie Sands Harrison Marilyn J. and Philip Hayes Mary Heiss Florencia Helbling Thomas R. Hill Michelle Howard Mareen Hughes
Jan V. Jessup JoAnne and Jim Johnson Ann Kaplan Audrey and Sheldon Katz Paulette Kessler Susan W. Klaveness Arlene Fine Klepper and Martin Klepper Doris Kloster W. Bruce Krebs Kay Lachter Sandra W. and James Langdon, Jr. Anne M. Larner Mary Ann Lassiter Sandy Liotta Gladys K. and James W.* Lisanby Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. Bonnie Loeb The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Inc. Patricia Macintyre Cynthia Madden Leitner and Roger Leitner Susan A. Mars Priscilla and Joe R. Martin Maria Teresa Martínez Ellen Stirn Mavec Cynthia McKee Mellor Family Foundation Mexican Cultural Institute Claudia Pensotti Mosca Ann and Patrick Murphy The NAMASTE Foundation Melanie and Larry Nussdorf Mary B. Olch Carol J. Olson Monica T. O’Neill Donna Paolino Coia and Arthur Coia Anna Parisi-Trone and Robert Trone Nancy B. Parker Margaret H. and Jim Perkins The Peru Committee of NMWA Amanda and Curtis Polk Jean Porto Toni Ratner Miller Elizabeth S. Ray Helena Ribe Barbara Richter Tara Rudman Robert Satran Mary A. Severson Jean Shinoda Bolen Dennis Siegner Ann L. Simon Joan Simon Judy W. Soley Alice and Kenneth Starr Sara Steinfeld
Lisa Cannon and Charles Edison Taylor Sarah Bucknell Treco The United Kingdom Committee of NMWA Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell Harriet L. Warm Krystyna Wasserman Carolyn Weller Karen Wilson Betty Bentsen Winn World Bank Community Connections Fund
$1,000–$1,999 Anonymous (6) Douglas Abel Robin M. Andrews Richard Andrus Diane Azzolin V. J. and Bruce Bade Danielle C. Beach, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Beaty, Jr. Sharon K. Bigot Katherine and David Bradley Bobbe J. Bridge Jean B. Brown Yolanda Bruno Buffy Cafritz Dolores Cakebread Lynda Camalier Charlotte Anne Cameron Brenda Daley Carr Casey and Jack Carsten Meredith Childers and Dimitris C. Varlamis Mary and James Clark Kittie B. Clarke Elaine and Kenneth W. Cole Michael L. Crane Julie Crosswell Cynthia G. Daniels Joan Danziger Pam Del Duca K. Dempsey Barbara Denrich Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation Regina and Martin Donnelly Barbara Douglas Claire Dwoskin Sarah G. Epstein and Donald A. Collins Mary Evans Sarah Farr Jean Fishbeck Gail Frances Constance S. and Joseph P.* Franklin Susan S. French
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Virginia Elkin Fuller Jo Anne and Benjamin Ginsberg Marguerite F. Godbold Leslie F. Gold Jim Goldschmidt Emily B. Grigsby Sheila and Patrick Gross Mary and Robert Haft Susan Hairston Michele Hazel Pat and Fred Henning Lilo A. Hester Shelley and Allan Holt Steven B. Hopping, M.D. Diane M. Jacobs James R. Meadows, Jr. Foundation Dr. Deborah M. Winn and Dr. Allan Jaworski Madelyn Jennings The John and Sarah Freeman Foundation, Inc. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Pamela Johnson Margaret M. Johnston Julie Karcis Louis King Elizabeth P. Kirchner Kathleen Knepper Carol Denise and Martin Paul Kolsky Yvette Kraft M. Leanne Lachman Julia M. Ladner Mary Lamont Mary Lou Laprade Linda Lasater Robin Rosa Laub Amy Kaster and Dale Leibowitz Charlotte Leighton James H. Lemon, Jr. Lynn Montz and John Leubsdorf Lori Leveen Bryce Lingo Joanne Lyman Maryann Lynch Svitlana Martynjuk Marcia Mau and Frank Moy Susan McCaskill Debra McLeod Michelle Mercer Lorna Meyer Calas and Dennis Calas Joyce Henderson Mims Leila W. Mischer MJ Valet Mary Mocas Sharon Moody and Kenneth Kent Nancy Moorman Sherrill A. Mulhern
Helen Mulkeen Ms. Mary Murphy and Mr. Bill Lynn Susan Neely Eva Neumann Lynn Nicoletta Heidi Nitze Bu Nygrens Susan O’Brien, M.D. Kay W. Olson Nancy B. Ordway Jeanne Paparazzo Carol Parker Catherine Pendola Tringali* Sarah Perot Burnley T. Perrin* Tenley Peterson and Jeffrey Munns Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer Robin Phillips Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mahy Polymeropoulos Olwen and Don Pongrace K. Shelly Porges and Rich Wilhelm Maddie L. Preston Timothy M. Price Sarah M Pritchard Martha A. Prumers Marjorie B. Rachlin Christine P. Rales Niosha Razi Elizabeth Richter Jean W. Roach Mary Anne and Jim Rogers The Rosenstiel Foundation Marion and Robert Rosenthal Bonnie and Thomas Rosse Irene Roth and Vicken Poochikian Mary Rynd Julie and Captain David Sapone Christopher S. Sargent Joyce E. Scafe Mary Schmidt and Russell Libby The Shearing Fund Sandra Simon Esther Simplot Beverly Hall and Kurt Smith Kristin Smith Marsha S. Soffer Linda Watkins Sorkin Susan Kahn Sovel Dorothy W. Stapleton Dr. Marjorie L. Stein Jan W. Stevenson Kim and Sarah Baldwin Swig Carol F. Tasca Nancy Taylor Bubes and Alan Bubes Sharen A. Thomas Patt Trama Elzbieta Vande Sande Sarah Vradenburg
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Mary Walls Candace King Weir Jo Weiss Carolyn L. Wheeler Pamela and George Willeford Jean and Donald Wolf Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Rhett D. Workman Mei Xu Soon-Young Yoon Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin Susan Zawel
$500–$999 Anonymous (6) Diane Abeloff Diane Adam Dharini Agganwal Ghada Al-Bahar Ms. Margery Al-Chalabi Ruth Altheim Francesca Anderson Carrie Ann Ashcom Patricia Baig Eileen Bakke Linda Ballinger Sharon Balzer Rosamond A. Barber Kathy and Thom Barclay Rebecca A. Barclay Sarah Bareau Carole Barham Gary Barranger Marie A. Barton Leslie B. Belzberg Janet and Robert Benson Mary Ellen Bergeron Terrence Bogard Gaylyn N. Boone and James Dorcy Ginger and James Bowen Mary Boylan Anne E. Branch Rita Braver Gwen Brewer Leonie M. and John R. Brinkema Moyra Byrne Phyllis Cairns Kathleen Carey Sylvia K. Carlson Marie P. Carr Ann Castiglione-Cat Vicki E. Chessin Shelley Cohn Anna Weatherly and George Contis Mary Lee Cooper and Robert D’Annucci Elizabeth Cushman Doloras E. Davison Carol A. Delany Janet L. Denlinger
Karen R. Detweiler Eileen Duggan Doug and Joyce Eagles Eastern Design Tile and Marble, Inc. Patrice Emrie Deborah and Philip English Judith W. Ennis Valerie Facey Eric Fairbanks Shirley B. Familian Jill Ferrera Joyce Itkin Figel and Brad Figel James M. Figetakis and Patricia Langan Denise J. Fiore Don Fitch Sara A. and Michael Friedman Cary Frieze Kathryn Fritzdixon N. Fulton Lynn Gagnon Pauline Garcia Linda Garden Joseph L. Gastwirth Piet Gauchat E. Glennon Ruth Goldstein Grace K. Gorlitz Paula K. Graham Catherine A. Green Kathleen A. Guinn June Hajjar Marjorie Halstead Sandi and Larry Hammonds Nadine S. Hardin Kathleen Hart Carla Hay Margaret Healy Delphine Hedtke Jo M. Hendrickson Charles T. Hendrix Madge Henry Jennefer A. Hirschberg Ann C. Holmes Shawn Hughes Karen Humphrey Marissa A. and James Huttinger Nancy Insprucker Derek Jackson H. Martha Johns Anne and Clay Johnson Grace Kaelin Caroline Kaplan and Douglas Clark Dee Ann Keip Patricia A. Kenney Cookie Kerxton Cheryl Kiddoo Katherine Kiehn and Alexis Lane Jensen Kay and Sandy Walker
Caroline Klemp Krysia Kolodziej Barbara J. Kraft and Peter Winkler Lynne S. Kraus Lisa L. Lahrman Emmanuelle and Brieuc Le Bigre Betty Lee Ruth and Edward Legum Canice K. Levin Bari R. and Keith D. Levingston Claudette S. Leyden Elizabeth and Jan Lodal Liz Minyard Lokey Janina Longtine Marcena Love Lisa Lubliner Anne H. Magoun Elizabeth Marchut-Michalski Sherron Marquina Richard E. and Nancy Marriott Marsha Mateyka Sally Mayer Jane McAllister Sara McDaniel Thomas McEvily Tracy B. McGillivary Ann M. McGraw Nancy McKimens Terri McKnight Kelly McLeod Laurie E. McNeil and Patrick W. Wallace Gail B. Meyers Nancy Milstein Dr. Diane A. Mitchell Donna Moniz Patricia Carr Morgan Richard Moylan Carol Muchin Carolynne Myall Linda Myers Richard and Constance Neel Nonna Noto Glenda Oakley Jane Oberwager O’Kane Enterprises LTD Cormac O’Malley Jill Over Zoe H. Parker Lois M. Pausch Mary Ann Pemberton Rebecca Penick Marta M. Pereyma Ruth Perkins Denise Pernick Sheryl A. Pesce Lisa Peterson Susan Phifer Elizabeth Baldwin Phillips Maria Pia Ruffilli
Elicia Pierno Griselda Pollock Karen Primack Barbara Rankin Janis S. Reed Susan Resnik Lucy Rhame Theron Rinehart Diane C. Robertson Janessa Robinson Pamela A. Roby Stephanie Russo Josephine Sacabo Donna Z. Saffir Sarah Salomon Louise S. Sams Tresa E. Sauthier, Ph.D. Elizabeth Sayman Gretchen Schnabel Timothy P. Schoettle Anikó G. Schott Mary Schriber Karen Schwartz Ann Ford and Anthony Scialli Dorothy Scott William R. Seabrook Carol M. Seaman Deb Sedlacek Sarah Shlesinger Barbara Shutt Doris G. Simonis Don and Tina Slater F. Louise and Wayne Smith Virginia Smith Marian S. Sofaer Elizabeth Stahl Pegge M Steele Holly G. Stone Carol A. S. Straumanis Douglas K. Struck M. Elizabeth Swope William R. Terry The Italy Committee of NMWA Debra L. Tillery Donna Turlinski Carol Tveit Marta Van Loan Rosa Ines Vera and Joseph Carey Anne L. Von Rosenberg Patricia Wagner Velda Warner Christine M. Waters Linda Weber Kiousis Elizabeth Weitzman Kathryn Williams Lucy and Scott Wilson Christopher With Wanda C. Wood, Ret. Mary Zaks Anne B. Zill
** In-kind gifts
+ Planned gifts designated to the Endowment Campaign are listed on page 27–28.
Anonymous (4) Marlene J. Adrian and Denise R. Duarte Sunny Alsup Alyssa H. Arute Renée Bash Ms. Kimberley L. Boyd Beth B. Buehlmann Barbara Burnett Vater Jan S. Carr Kenneth P. Dutter Margaret Dzwilewski Sylvia B. Fatzer Michele Garside, PhD Barbara Gurwitz and William Hall Ms. Alice Haddix Margaret Hayes Tamora Ilasat Alice D. Kaplan Charleen Kavleski Rita Marie Kepner, PhD & John Matthiesen in memory of Lisa T. Painter Stuart and Barbara Kreisberg Sally G. Lefler Debra Light Marcia MacArthur Melody Marks Janet Meister Mme. Gail B. Meyers Kristine Morris Diane E. Mularz Yvonne S. Olson Jill Over Roseanne Marie Peters Anthony Podesta Joyce D. Portnoy Markley Roberts in memory of Jeanne Addison Roberts Synthia Saint James Michelle and Jonathan Sales Sandra Sider Linda Watkins Sorkin Shirley A. Sparr Carol A. Talbeck and Gale A. Townsley Jessica Tava Sandra Gleichman Thompson Harriet L. Warm Margot Lurie Zimmerman
NMWA strives to ensure the accuracy of donor information. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Contact 202-7837989 with changes or questions.
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STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, AND INTERNS MUSEUM STAFF Jennifer Albarracin Neda Amouzadeh Gregory Angelone Pamela Ayres Catherine Bade Bruce Banks Mike Barreto Douglas K. Beaver Norman Boone Shanesha Boyd Sharon Boyd-Blue Charlotte Brown Vicky Bryant Lucy M. Buchanan Tina Burke Meredith Chandler Malik Cherry Traci Christensen Angela Clexton Christine Cofield Deidy Cordero Michelle Council Gala Cude-Pacheco James Davis Nicholas Deciutis Grace DeWitt Marilyn Dews Melani N. Douglass Renee Dyson Mushtaq Ejaz Jonathan Elliott Emma Filar Tyra Forte Mark Francisco Jamaal Franklin Shannon Gabriel Deborah Gaston Adrienne Gayoso Tricia Glaser Nia Gómez Sessalie Gore Alicia Gregory Ilene Gutman Laguana Harley Knowles Harmon Ashley W. Harris Carolyn Higgins Pamela Hoskins Andy Hudson Jerome Johnson
Helena Johnson Alexa Kaye Deante Kennedy Tom Kinsella Christina Knowles Mara Kurlandsky Elizabeth Lynch Linda Little Keith Maddox Amy Mannarino Dana Sherman Marine Marina Masoka Aaron McKeiver George McKoy Lucy McMahon Fiona McNally Glenn McPhee Dwight Mitchell Emily Moore Richard Moore Seema M. Osielski Mai Pham Meropi Plato Ellen Pollak Adrienne Poon Kim Porter Adriana Regalado Derren Reid Danita Robinson McArthur Rodgers Kim Sandara Claire Sandberg Hannah Shambroom Emily Shaw Melissa Sheinman Lori Brubaker Smith Susan Fisher Sterling Destinee Stokes Virginia Treanor Gordon Umbarger Amanda Vercruysse Robert Washington Kathryn Wat Lynora Williams Sharriek Williamson Ieshia Wright Orin Zahra
VOLUNTEERS Erin Allen Carmen Anderson
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Fay Arrington Lara Babarinsa Rose Marie Barreyro Martha Barroso Jam Black Dimic Allie Burns Hubia Bush Elaine Bussjaeger Kirsten Byerts Sumana Chatterjee Felice Cohen Marilyn Cohen Anne Dine Shelese Douglas Mona El-Bayoumi Bettifae Fassler Kathy Fearnsides Kimball Fontein Erin Garland Lucy Gregor Courtney Han Anne Headley Ruth Herman Lauren Hoffman Maryann Holleran Marissa Huttinger Elizabeth Irwin Maggie Jackson Suzanne Johnson Katy Klassman Grace Knudsen Taryn Kramer Olga Kulyk Ginger Marshall Paige Mason Sarah Mazzochi Emily McClintock Colli McKiernan Genevieve Moreland Rachel Motley MaryBeth Musumeci Rachel Nemeth Hamda O’Brien Lindsey Ohle Denise Pernick Ekaterina Radchenko Heidi Rastin Christina Reitz Margaret Richardson Joi Ridley Rachel Roiland Jennifer Schrock
Kate Seno Bradshaw Linda Stocker Yasmin Tasan Betty Taska Christina Thomas Ann Thomison Kirsten Tindal Casey Toggweiler Corie Vigen Grayson VIncent Lori Vitelozzi Mary Walter Elizabeth Welles Susan White Amy Whitworth Judith Wiesberg Hanna Wiese Ed Williams Morgaine Williams Tracy Woodard Megan Wright Shaye Zakotnik Jan Zastrow
INTERNS Elizabeth Chung Gianna Chun April Dietrich Gwynne Gershenson Alexa Kasner Nicole Martin Emily Moore Jennifer Albarracin Moya Danielle Osakwe Christina Papanicolaou Mariah Ribeiro Caroline Ritter Katie Sigety Hannah Southern Emma Weiss
PHOTO CREDITS FRONT COVER
Photo by Cameron Robinson
Delita Martin photo by Jennifer Albarracin | Collection tour photo
INSIDE COVER Photo by Lee Stalsworth PAGE 4
by Kevin Allen | Advanced Teacher Institute photo by Kea Taylor PAGE 16 Visitor photo by Sancha McBurnie
Judy Chicago photo by Sancha McBurnie | 19: The Musical photo
by Sancha McBurnie | Graciela Iturbide photo by Kevin Allen
Paper Routes: Georgia Women to Watch opening photo by
International Women’s Day photo by Sancha McBurnie | Trap Bob
photo courtesy of the artist
Faith Ringgold photo by Beth Colocci | Charlotte Charbonnel, mille
PAGE 6 Live Dangerously installation photo by Lee Stalsworth PAGE 7 Judy Chicago: The End opening gallery photo by Kea Taylor PAGE 8 Collection gallery photo by Kevin Allen PAGE 9 Clockwise from top left: Joana Vasconcelos, Rubra, 2016, NMWA, Gift of Christine Suppes; Photo by Francesco Allegretto | Mary Ellen
cents millimètres (Lucy), 2019, NMWA, Gift of Les Amis du NMWA; Photo by Lee Stalsworth PAGE 20 Live Dangerously tour photo by NMWA staff PAGE 21 Michelle Howard photo courtesy of Michelle Howard | Middle and bottom member photos by Kevin Allen PAGE 22 Graciela Iturbide installation photo by Lee Stalsworth
Mark, Girl Jumping over a Wall, Central Park, New York City, 1967
(printed later); NMWA, Gift of Jill and Jeffrey Stern; © Mary Ellen
#5WomenArtists merchandise photo by NMWA staff | Frida Kahlo
Mark/The Mary Ellen Mark Foundation | Rania Matar, Yara, Cairo,
merchandise photo by Cameron Robinson | MakeHER Mart photo
Egypt, from the series “SHE,” 2019; NMWA, Museum Purchase: Funds
by Sancha McBurnie
provided by the Heather and Robert Keane Family Foundation; © Rania Matar | Beverly Buchanan, Red Shack in Yellow Field, NMWA, Gift of Anna Stapleton Henson; Photo by Lee Stalsworth
PAGE 24 Yael Bartana, What if Women Ruled the World, 2016; Neon, 98 1/2 x 38 1/2 in.; NMWA, Museum purchase, Belinda de Gaudemar
Acquisition Fund, with additional support from the Members’
Library and Research Center event photo by Alicia Gregory
Acquisition Fund; © Yael Bartana; Photo by Lee Stalsworth
PAGE 11 DC Art Book Fair photo by Kevin Allen | Judy Chicago photo courtesy of Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center; Photo by Diane Gelon | Julie Sheah, Dream Book, NMWA, Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center; Photo by Emily Shaw PAGE 12 MakeHER Summit group photo by Sancha McBurnie PAGE 13 All photos by Sancha McBurnie PAGE 14 In-gallery learning group photo by Kea Taylor
FY20 ANNUAL REPORT 33
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