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Around Spanish Contemporary Women Sculpture. The Work of Blanca Muñoz.

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

On the occasion of NMWA's new exhibit, sculptor Blanca Muñoz will discuss her work and her insights into the women sculpture scene of Spain in a conversation with associate curator Virginia Treanor.

Blanca Muñoz is a renowed Spanish artist whose powerfull metal sculptures speak about physical-mathematical models and ethereal forms. She will be joining NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor in conversation about her work and her insights into the women sculpture scene of Spain.

This summer, Muñoz’ work will be part of the fifth installment in NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, Heavy Metal, showcasing contemporary artists working in metal.

About Blanca Muñoz

Born in Madrid in 1963, Blanca Muñoz began her artistic career as a printmaker and won many prizes and grants based on her work in this field. Her interest in sculpture began through her search for volume and three-dimensionality within her graphic work. After spending sometime working in Mexico in 1993, the importance of the experience of space and light in Mexico dawned on her and she began to take an interest in light and cosmology which are refelcted in her sculptural works.

Her work is represented in many museums and public collections, including Academia Española de Historia, Arqueología y Bellas Artes, Rome; Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; Calcografía Nacional - Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid; City Council of Pamplona, Spain; Colección Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain; Fundación Bancaja, Valencia; Fundación Bilbao-Arte, Bilbao; Museo de L’Almodi, Valencia; Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava, Vitoria, Spain; Museo del Cabildo Insular de la Palma, Canary Islands; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and Museo Würth, La Rioja, Spain and Kunzelsau, Germany.

Muñoz’ large-scale sculpture can be found in numerous public locations in Spain. In addition to her work at Torre Caja Madrid by Norman Foster, her scuplture is installed at Parque de la Curva de Elorrieta in Bilbao; Plaza del Siglo, in the historic center of Málaga; at the Palacio de Congresos, Badajoz; Estación de Príncipe Pío, Madrid and at Parque de la Curva de Elorrieta, Bilbao.

About Virginia Treanor

A native Washingtonian, Ginny has worked in a number of museums in DC including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art. She received her MA in Art History in 2002 from American University, and completed her PhD in 2011 at the University of Maryland.


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How to get there: The best way to arrive is by public transportation. The closest Metro station is Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow line). Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking garage is available at DC USA Shopping Mall (Columbia Heights Metro Station).


Earlier Event: June 24
MUSIC: Nordic Jazz 2018