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Can you name #5WomenArtists?

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This collection is my response to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.'s social media campaign asking, "Can you name five women artists (#5WomenArtists)?" The artists featured are Yayoi Kusama, Frida Kahlo, Barbara Kruger, Alma Thomas and Elaine de Kooning with short biographical notes, selected works and learning resources.

Anyone can create a collection on the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Here are some short tutorials to get you started: https://learninglab.si.edu/create. The Smithsonian Learning Lab can be a great research tool to learn more about your favorite artists, discover new artists and share collections of your favorites and new discoveries to provide inspiration for others. Discussion questions and additional sources of inspiration for exploring artists that may be new to you are provided at the end of this collection.

Tags: Women's History Month, Yayoi Kusama, Frida Kahlo, Barbara Kruger, Alma Thomas, Elaine de Kooning, #BecauseOfHerStory

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Ashley Naranjo

Arrival of Yayoi Kusama's Pumpkin

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Flowers--Overcoat

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Hill, 1953 A (No. 30)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Flowers that Bloom at Midnight, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Pumpkins, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Guidepost to the New Space, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

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34c Frida Kahlo single

National Postal Museum

Frida Kahlo letter to Diego Rivera

Archives of American Art

Emmy Lou Packard and Frida Kahlo

Archives of American Art

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Archives of American Art

Frida and Diego Rivera

Catalog of American Portraits

Coloring Frida Kahlo

National Museum of American History

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Barbara Kruger

National Portrait Gallery

Barbara Kruger Time Lapse - Hirshhorn Museum

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Untitled (No), from the Untitled Portfolio

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Heard), from the Untitled Portfolio

Smithsonian American Art Museum

ARTLAB+ Presents: Installing "Belief+Doubt"

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Alma Thomas

Anacostia Community Museum

Antares

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Aquatic Gardens

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Autumn Leaves Fluttering in the Breeze

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Atmospheric Effects II

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Eclipse

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Elysian Fields

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fall Begins

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Grassy Melodic Chant

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Snoopy--Early Sun Display on Earth

Smithsonian American Art Museum

White Roses Sing and Sing

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Elaine de Kooning, Portrait in a Minute

National Portrait Gallery

Elaine de Kooning, Portrait in a Minute

National Portrait Gallery

Elaine de Kooning Self-Portrait

National Portrait Gallery

Elaine de Kooning Self-Portrait

National Portrait Gallery

John F. Kennedy

National Portrait Gallery

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Ashley Naranjo