“New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin” at the National Museum of Women Runs Through May 14th

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If you’re interested in art inspired by rich local culture and values, check out the New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin at the National Museum of Women. New Ground focuses on the works of potter Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin, both women who lived from the late 1800’s through 1980.

Maria Martinez is a potter who was inspired by ancient Pueblo artists but created very modern looking art. Laura Gilpin was a documentary photographer who documented the Southwest and its people. The exhibition includes a combination of both women’s impressive and inspiring work, including 26 works of pottery from Martinez and 48 color prints from Gilpin. The exhibit runs from now through May 14th at the National Museum of Women in downtown Washington D.C.

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