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Our Programs

SCC NMWA presents programs to build active and ongoing local support for women in the arts by:

  • Sponsoring exhibitions of merit which showcase outstanding and emerging Southern California artists.
  • Encouraging young women to develop their artistic talent through outreach programs to schools and community organizations.
  • Developing education programs.
  • Visiting artists' studios/galleries and meeting prominent women artists for lectures and discussions.
  • Touring museums and private collections.


SCC NMWA has sponsored:

  • The purchase of Helen Lundeberg's Shadow of the Bridge 1, 1962 for NMWA's 25th Anniversary.
  • Co-sponsor of Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (or a Crazy World) November 16, 2010 – February 13, 2011 at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Co-sponsor of Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 exhibition September 25, 2010 – January 2, 2011 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Rachael Whiteread Drawings exhibition January 31 - April 25, 2010 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Co-sponsor and co-organizer of Multiple Vantage Points exhibition February 25 – April 15, 2007 at the Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • The exhibition Generation of Mentors at NMWA which presented Southern California artists born in the first three decades of the 20th Century.
  • The restoration of works of art at NMWA through their "Adopt a Work Program."
  • The presentation of Southern California women artists at NMWA through their "From the Committees" program.
  • Co-sponsored the June Wayne exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) ; Andrea Kalinowski's Stories Untold and Lauren Greenfield's Girl Culture at the Skirball Cultural Center; and Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley and Alison Saar at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
  • The purchase of a June Wayne lithograph for LACMA.
  • Invitational exhibition Shouts, Whispers and Cheers, and educational seminars at Mt. St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.
  • Co sponsorship of "Women Making It in the Arts" symposium at USC
  • A summer student internship program at NMWA for a Southern California student.
  • An art teacher and purchased teachers' aids and textbooks in Los Angeles Unified School District elementary district.
  • Art project for Haven Hills.


Our programs have included:

  • Studio Tours to Venice, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, and Ojai.
  • Travel programs to Washington, DC; Santa Fe, NM; San Francisco, CA; Seattle/Tacoma, WA; and Mexico City, Mexico.


Adopt a Work Program

The support of the Southern California Committee exemplifies the critical role that conservation plays in the care and preservation of NMWA's permanent collection.

SCC NMWA support restoration of "Virgin and Child", 1663, by Elizabeth Soorani. Other paintings restored by SCC NMWA are "Martha Graham in American Document," 1938 by Barbara Morgan and "Susan Avery 1821" by Sarah Miriam Peale.

These works now hang-beautifully restored- in the museum. They are a testament to the talent of significant female artists, as well as to the committee's commitment to NMWA's mission.