Heavy Metal: Women to Watch – National Museum of Women in the Arts

A huge congratulations to our very own Eclectic Artisans collective member, Cheryl Eve Acosta, from the USA. Cheryl’s outstanding work which pushes boundaries in both design and the use of materials features in the Heavy Metal Exhibition, the fifth installment at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the fifth installment of the NMWA’s Women to Watch series. The Exhibition showcases contemporary artists working in metal.

“The exhibition series is presented every two to three years and is a dynamic collaboration between the museum and participating outreach committees. The 20 committees participating in Women to Watch 2018 worked with curators in their respective regions to create shortlists of artists working with metal. From this list, NMWA curators selected the artists whose work is on view in Heavy Metal. Featured artists in Heavy Metal investigate the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork through a wide variety of objects, including sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms. Works in the exhibition range from large-scale installations to small objects intended for personal adornment; these disparate works are fashioned out of iron, steel, bronze, silver, gold, brass, tin, aluminum, copper, and pewter. This exhibition seeks to disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking and demonstrate that contemporary women artists carry on a vibrant legacy in the field.” https://nmwa.org/exhibitions/heavy-metal

If you are in the Washington DC area, do make sure you visit this excellent exhibition, as well as the museum in general. It is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the achievements of women artists.