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.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back, an exhibition featuring more than 70 works by the gorilla-masked crusaders, including posters, newsletters, stickers and erasers.
Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women's Lithographs from Tamarind brings together extraordinary works of art by women who, over the past 50 years, have helped re-energize and re-organize the artistic medium of lithography. Featuring 75 original prints by 42 artists, Pressing Ideas celebrates the diversity, innovation and collaborative nature of lithography. The exhibition is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts June 17, 2011, through October 2, 2011.