NO MAN'S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection 
Will Open September 30 at NMWA

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to announce that NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection will be on view from Sept. 30, 2016, through Jan. 8, 2017. Organized by the Rubell Family Collection (RFC), Miami, the exhibition focuses on work by contemporary artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. RFC collaborated with NMWA to realize a new vision for the expansive exhibition, which opened at the RFC’s space in Miami in Dec. 2015. Centering on images of the female body and works that explore the physical process of making, the exhibition imagines a visual conversation between artists new to the Rubell Collection and those whose works they began collecting decades ago.

NMWA will be the first traveling venue for NO MAN’S LAND. The exhibition presents a highly focused selection of work by more than 35 women artists who are generationally, aesthetically, intellectually and politically diverse. Born in 15 countries across five continents, the artists create paintings and sculptures with varied and often unconventional materials and in unexpected formats.

“We are excited to partner on NO MAN’S LAND with the Rubell Family Collection—one of the largest and most diverse privately held contemporary collections in the world,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “In NO MAN’S LAND, large-scale paintings and sculptural hybrids reveal the expressive range of contemporary women artists and the expansive vision of the collectors who champion them.”

“Sharing our collection through traveling exhibitions and championing emerging artists at the forefront of contemporary art are key to the mission of the Rubell Family Collection,” said RFC Director Juan Roselione-Valadez. “We are pleased to bring these works to D.C. and to work on NO MAN’S LAND with the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to women in the arts.”

NO MAN’S LAND opened at the Rubell Collection in Miami in Dec. 2015, coinciding with the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach and generating strong attendance during the fair. It is on view through May 28, 2016.

The artists in the exhibition are: Nina Chanel Abney, Tauba Auerbach, Kerstin Brätsch, Cecily Brown, iona rozeal brown, Miriam Cahn, Mira Dancy, Karin Davie, Marlene Dumas, Isa Genzken, Sonia Gomes, Jennifer Guidi, Cristina Iglesias, Hayv Kahraman, Natasja Kensmil, Yayoi Kusama, Shurui Li, Helen Marten, Suzanne McClelland, Josephine Meckseper, Dianna Molzan, Wangechi Mutu, Maria Nepomuceno, Celia Paul, Solange Pessoa, Elizabeth Peyton, Jennifer Rubell, Analia Saban, Dana Schutz, Shinique Smith, Aya Takano, Mickalene Thomas, Rosemarie Trockel, Kaari Upson, Mary Weatherford and Anicka Yi.

This exhibition is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

Rubell Family Collection

Established in 1964 in New York City, the Rubell Family Collection (RFC) is one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections. In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility and is publicly accessible. The Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created in 1994 by Don and Mera Rubell with their son Jason to expand the RFC’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum. Each year the Foundation presents thematic exhibitions, which often travel to museums around the world. The Foundation maintains an internship program as well as an ongoing educational partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In addition, the Foundation has a public research library containing over 40,000 volumes.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the world’s only major museum solely dedicated to celebrating the creative contributions of women. The museum champions women through the arts by collecting, exhibiting, researching and creating programs that advocate for equity and shine a light on excellence. NMWA highlights remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best women artists working today. The museum’s collection includes over 4,700 works by more than 1,000 women artists from the 16th century to the present, including Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas, Lee Krasner, Louise Bourgeois, Chakaia Booker and Nan Goldin.

NMWA is located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., in a landmark building near the White House. It is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For information, call 202-783-5000 or visit nmwa.org. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for visitors 65 and over and students, and free for NMWA members and youths 18 and under. Free Community Days take place on the first Sunday of each month. For more information about NMWA, visit nmwa.org, Broad Strokes Blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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