By ANIKA REED
As a framework for femininity and the creative, "Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today" forms a bond among women artists, designers and craftspeople at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The exhibition showcases the women who made a considerable impact during on midcentury Modernism in an art community dominated by their male counterparts. "Pathmakers" works to bring together more than 40 artists' works, composed of furniture, textiles, jewelry and ceramics.
Some of the works featured include Eva Zeisel's rare the "Belly Button Room Divider" and Ruth Asawa’s installation of her singular hanging sculptures.
The museum also features visual biographies that illustrate the women's achievements in museum exhibitions, showing the parallels and differences among the women's works.
The exhibit opened at the end of October and runs through the end of February 2016.