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  • Members in museum galleries; Photo: Emily Haight, NMWA
    Sep 29 2016

    Member Preview Day: NO MAN’S LAND

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. Reservations Recommended. Are you a NMWA member? Be the first to explore our exciting new exhibition, “NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,” during Member Preview Day.
  • Museum guests at reception
    Sep 29 2016

    Journey to NO MAN’S LAND

    7:30–10 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours during a special opening reception for the exhibition “NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection.”
  • Visitors study May Stevens's "SoHo Women Artists"; Photo: Laura Hoffman, NMWA
    Oct 02 2016

    Free Community Day: October

    12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Visitors in the galleries; Photo: Dakota Fine
    Oct 02 2016

    OCT 02: Choose Your Own ARTventure

    1–3 p.m. Free. No Reservations Required. This drop-in experience encourages visitors to choose from a selection of works in the galleries and spend time getting to know them through guided discovery adventures.
  • Iona Rozeal Brown, Sacrifice #2: It Has to Last (after Yoshitoshi’s “Drowsy: the appearance of a harlot of the Meiji era”) (detail), 2007; Enamel, acrylic, and paper on panel, 52 x 38 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Oct 05 2016

    OCT 05 Gallery Talk: NO MAN’S LAND

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Image of program participants getting crafty; Photo: Laura Hoffman, NMWA
    Oct 05 2016

    OCT 05 Teacher Program: Crafty Happy Hour

    5–7:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a teacher program introducing “NO MAN’S LAND” through hands-on and in-gallery activities.
  • Mira Dancy, Street Ofelia (neon blue), 2014; Neon, 60 x 48 in. Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Oct 12 2016

    OCT 12 Gallery Talk: NO MAN’S LAND

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Colette Fu, Dai Food (detail), 2008–12; Ink on paper with cloth, 22 x 32 x 25 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts; Museum purchase with funds donated by Book Arts Fellows
    Oct 15 2016

    OCT 15 Firsthand Experience: Bookmaking with Colette Fu

    9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a bookmaking workshop inspired by “Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu.” Designed for ages 13 and up.
  • Colette Fu, Dai Food (detail), 2008–12; Ink on paper with cloth, 22 x 32 x 25 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts; Museum purchase with funds donated by Book Arts Fellows
    Oct 17 2016

    Book Arts Lecture: Colette Fu

    7–8:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy this program featuring Colette Fu in the second annual lecture devoted to artists’ books and their creators.
  • Rozeal, Untitled (after Kikugawa Eizan's "Furyu nana komachi" [The Modern Seven Komashi]) (detail), 2007; Acrylic and paper on wooden panel. 12 x 14 5/8 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Oct 18 2016

    Artists in Conversation: “NO MAN’S LAND” with Rozeal

    6:30–9 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a reception and an artist-led gallery talk, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition “NO MAN’S LAND.”
  • Colette Fu, Ashima (from We Are Dragon People), 2008–2014; Ink, Tyvek, cloth, paper, 17 x 25 x 10 1/2 in.; Purchased from the funds provided by Margaret Johnston, Krystyna Wasserman and Elizabeth Welles
    Oct 19 2016

    OCT 19 Gallery Talk: Wanderer/Wonderer

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curator of Book Arts Krystyna Wasserman.
  • State of Art/DC: A Conversation logo; Courtesy ArtTable DC
    Oct 24 2016

    Cultural Capital: State of Art3/DC

    5:30–8:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Join a group of community leaders in conversation about the state of the arts in Washington, D.C.
  • Hayv Kahraman, Prelude (detail), 2011; Oil on panel, 36 x 24 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Oct 26 2016

    OCT 26 Gallery Talk: NO MAN’S LAND

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight.
  • Composite image of Swoon and Liz Ogbu
    Oct 26 2016

    FRESH TALK: Liz Ogbu & Swoon—How do we build to better?

    7–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Explore how design can impact urban planning to transform places, systems, and communities.
  • Yayoi Kusama, INFINITY NETS (H10), 2009; Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 18 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Nov 02 2016

    NOV 02 Gallery Talk: NO MAN’S LAND

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • A visitor studies Remedios Varo’s work; Photo: Emily Haight, NMWA
    Nov 06 2016

    Free Community Day: November

    12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Li Shurui, I am not ready…, 2013; Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 98 in.; Courtesy the Rubell Family Collection
    Nov 06 2016

    NOV 06 Tour: NO MAN’S LAND

    1–2 p.m. FREE. No Reservations Required. NMWA offers this lunchtime drop-in tour of “No Man’s Land” during our November Free Community Day.

Exhibitions

  • Alison Saar, Compton Nocturne, 2012; Color lithograph, 19 ¼ x 25 in.; Promised Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in Honor of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; © Alison Saar, Photo: Lee Stalsworth
    Jun 10 2016 to Oct 10 2016

    Alison Saar In Print

    On view June 10–October 02, 2016. Alison Saar’s prints are inspired by the artist’s deep interest in history, identity, and cultures of the African diaspora.
  • Nina Chanel Abney, Khaaliqua & Jeff (detail), 2007; Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 63 3/4 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Sep 30 2016 to Jan 08 2017

    NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

    On view September 30, 2016–January 8, 2017. Explore works by 37 artists from the Rubell Family Collection (RFC), which focus on the process of making as well as images of the female body.
  • Colette Fu, Rodin Museum: Lovers, from the series “Haunted Philadelphia,” 2005–06; Artist’s book with color prints, Chinese Joss paper, and Philadelphia newspapers, 53 x 36 x 22 in. (open); NMWA; Museum purchase with funds donated by Lynn Johnston and Julie Garcia; © Colette Fu; Photo by Lee Stalsworth
    Oct 14 2016 to Feb 26 2017

    Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu

    On view October 14, 2016–February 26, 2017. Colette Fu is renowned for her immense, sculptural pop-up books. This focus exhibition presents works from her series “Haunted Philadelphia” and “We are Tiger Dragon People.”