The National Museum of Women in the Arts Hosts NMWA xChange: NMWA X Micaela Cianci

By Editorial Team on April 11, 2022
Micaela Cianci, Procession to the Lake, 2021; Digital illustration; Available in NMWA’s Museum Shop.
Event: Tuesday, April 12 from 12pm to 12:45pm

NMWA xChange: NMWA X Micaela Cianci
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) monthly talk show connects viewers to the museum and its mission to champion women artists. On this episode, Virginia Treanor, NMWA associate curator, and Adrienne L. Gayoso, senior educator, welcome UK-based artist and Museum Shop collaborator Micaela Cianci. Cianci will discuss her product partnership with the Museum Shop, where she created original illustrations inspired by the museum’s mission and collection. Cianci will also share more about her favorite women artists, including Surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011).

Since 2016, NMWA’s Museum Shop has partnered with more than 20 women artists and women-owned businesses to create products, programs and installations that celebrate the museum’s mission. Cianci’s collaboration is second in a line of #5WomenArtists-inspired products created exclusively for NMWA.


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Micaela Cianci is a London-based illustrator and photographer born in Padua, Italy, and raised in Cambridge, England. Highlights from her 20 years as a photographer include a private commission to create the series “A Year on the Leconfield Estate” (2002) and being shortlisted in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for her portrait Joe & Danae in 2014. Cianci is now known for detailed digital drawings, which feature imagined, often surreal, landscapes.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first 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.

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