The National Museum of Women in the Arts Presents P(art)ners: Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Beginning this winter through March 6, 2011, the National Museum of Women in the Arts presents P(art)ners: Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, an exhibition of 28 contemporary photographs and sculptures drawn from the more than 300 works the couple has donated to the museum. P(art)ners demonstrates the Podestas’ shared collecting vision and honors their participation in the inaugural TEDWomen conference in Washington D.C. The Podestas’ collaborative collecting practice inspired the NMWA staff to hand them the curatorial reins for this exhibition. The two have articulated the themes for P(art)ners and selected the works. Images of the female body or allusions to it (such as seen in G-Force Dive, a witty sculpture by E.V. Day (American, b. 1967) made from women’s underwear stretched into the shape of fighter jets) present multiple views of contemporary feminine identity. These works exploring the f