The third installment in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ (NMWA) Women to Watch exhibition series examines innovative approaches to a traditional medium: fiber. High Fiber—Women to Watch 2012 features work by seven emerging artists from the U.S., the U.K. and France. The exhibition is on view November 2, 2012–January 6, 2013.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents Fabulous! Portraits by Michele Mattei, a selection of photographs from her portrait project featuring women artists and philanthropists who have shaped contemporary culture. On view October 12, 2012 through January 13, 2013.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) honors legendary singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge with the NMWA Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts at the 25th Anniversary Fall Benefit on November 4, 2012. Only 300 tickets are available for this intimate evening in the museum's Great Hall where Etheridge will perform an acoustic set. Tickets on sale Friday, September 7, 2012.
Organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power (September 7, 2012–January 6, 2013) highlights the flashpoints, the firsts, the celebrated, and the lesser-known women who have influenced the genre from its inception through today.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents R(ad)ical Love: Sister Mary Corita, featuring 65 never-before-exhibited serigraphs created between 1963 and 1967 by nun, artist and social activist Sister Mary Corita (later Corita Kent, 1918-1986). The ad-inspired, eye-popping prints demonstrate the bold graphic language she developed to communicate her vision of peace and love in the 1960s. On view March 9, 2012 through July 15, 2012.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a broad range of signature exhibitions, events and programs. On April 7, 1987, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) opened its doors to the public to honor women artists of the past, promote the accomplishments of women artists of the present, and assure the place of women artists in the future. Twenty-five years later, the museum remains the only museum in the world solely dedicated to this mission.
In keeping with its mission to rediscover and celebrate women artists of the past and demonstrate their continued relevance, the National Museum of Women in Arts (NMWA) presents Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections.
Internationally renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker has been selected as the second artist for the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists. Organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the New York Avenue Sculpture Project is a collaboration between the museum, the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID), the DC Office of Planning and other local agencies.