NMWA x Change: On the MoveClara Peeters at the National Gallery of Art

By Editorial Team on January 10, 2022
Clara Peeters, Still Life of Fish and Cat, after 1620; Oil on panel, 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Photo by Lee Stalsworth
Talk: Tuesday, January 11 from 12pm to 12:45 pm


NMWA xChange: On the Move—NMWA’s Clara Peeters at the National Gallery of Art

This monthly talk show, a spin-off of the 2021 GLAMi award-winning series BMA x NMWA, connects viewers to NMWA and its mission to champion women artists. Join as hosts from the museum interview special guests including artists, educators and curators; consider topics relevant to our world; and offer insight into collaborations that NMWA is fostering while its building is closed for renovation.

In the first episode of NMWA xChange in 2022, Associate Curator Virginia Treanor and Senior Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso welcome Alexandra Libby, PhD, associate curator of northern baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art (NGA). This discussion centers on 17th-century Flemish artist Clara Peeters, whose work is on display at the NGA, and her importance to the development of still life painting. One of NMWA’s two works by Peeters, Still Life of Fish and Cat (after 1620), is currently on loan to the NGA as part of NMWA’s “Collection on the Move” project.

Libby, a specialist on the art of Peter Paul Rubens, has lectured and published widely on 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting. She has contributed to the collection and exhibition catalogues The Leiden Collection Online Scholarly Catalogue (2016), Vermeer e il secolo d’oro dell’arte olandese (2012), and Human Connections in the Age of Vermeer (2011), as well as to the journals Artibus et Historiae and Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art.

About the National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography, and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.

The museum building is closed for a major renovation, with plans to reopen in fall 2023. Visit nmwa.org/renovation for more information. During the building closure, NMWA continues its mission-based work and engages supporters and friends through a dynamic slate of online programs and events, off-site and virtual exhibitions, and digital content.