Welcome to the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), founded in 1987, 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 artist working today. The museum's collection includes more than 4,700 works by more than 1,1000 artist from the 16th century to the present.
"Women, Arts, and Social Change" (WASC) is the museum's bold new platform composed of programs highlighting the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change.
The New Mexico Committee of the Museum (NMC-NMWA) was established in 1997 to enhance the mission of the museum, and to bring recognition to the achievements of women artists residing in New Mexico through special events, art shows, lectures, educational programs, and our many diverse "Artful Afternoons." The New Mexico Committee celebrates the achievements of women in the visual, performance, and literary arts.
New Mexico women artists in the collection of the national museum include: Corn Blue, Judy Chicago, Marie Zieu Chino, Helen Cordero, Grace Medicine Flower, Dolores Lewis Garcia, Agnes Martin, Santana Royal Martinez, Maria Martinez, Emma Lewis Mitchell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cathy Raymond, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lu Ann Tafoya, Margaret Tafoya, and Nancy Youngblood.
Winners of NMWA's Women to Watch program from New Mexico, who were chosen to display their art at the National Museum, are:
2015: Mary Tsiongas
2012: Ligia Bouton
2008: Joan Meyers