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A New Exhibit at The National Museum for Women in the Arts Explores the Female Form in New Ways

By Michael M. Clements | September 11, 2019 | Culture

Live Dangerously takes conventional concepts of women in nature and throws them out the window.

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Artist Rania Matar’s work like “Yara, Cairo, Egypt” showcases women interacting with nature in unexpected ways.

The latest photography exhibit at the National Museum for Women in the Arts is working to break stereotypes, indoors and out. Comprised of loans from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Cindy Jones and others, the show showcases contemporary works from 12 female photographers ranging from the late Harper’s Bazaar favorite Louise Dahl-Wolfe to artist Justine Kurland. “Concurrent with our presentation of Judy Chicago’s The End, this photography exhibition explores female subjects’ engagement with the Earth’s terrain,” says NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “The works in Live Dangerously turn historical representations of women’s bodies in nature on their head to create new, empowered relationships that challenge us to see ourselves and our environment in new ways.” Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month, September 19 through January 20, 1250 New York Ave. NW, nmwa.org



Photography by: ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINT PHOTO BY THE ARTIST, RANIA MATAR AND ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY © RANIA MATAR COURTESY OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS