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  • Marie-Geneviève Navarre’s Portrait of a Young Woman
    May 11 2016

    MAY 11 Gallery Talk: Salon Style

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight.
  • Image of Shirin Neshat print
    May 14 2016

    May 14 Workshop: Firsthand Experience

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a visual journaling workshop inspired by “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.” Designed for ages 13 and up.
  • Still from Wadjda of a girl with a bicycle
    May 15 2016

    Film: Wadjda

    Multiple screenings at 12 p.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. “Wadjda” (2013) tells the story of a young girl in Saudi Arabia who enters a contest in the hopes of winning the cash prize to buy herself a bicycle.
  • Image of suffragists with bicycles
    May 15 2016

    Suffragist Social Bike Ride

    4–5 p.m. Free. Reservations required. Join us for a bicycle ride around downtown D.C. exploring sites important to the women’s liberation movement.
  • Afghanistan National Women's Cycling Team
    May 15 2016

    FRESH TALK: Women on Wheels

    5–8 p.m. Reservations Required. Explore the role bicycles have played in women’s liberation during this FRESH TALK and Sunday Supper.
  • Visitors in NMWA's galleries
    May 18 2016

    FREE Art Museum Day

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. NMWA celebrates AAMD Art Museum Day with free admission to the museum.
  • Untitled photograph by Tanya Habjouqa from the series “Women of Gaza,” 2009
    May 18 2016

    MAY 18 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Shadi Ghadirian, Untitled, from the series “Qajar,” 1998, Gelatin silver print, 15 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Horace W. Goldsmith Fund for Photography and Abbott Lawrence Fund, 2013.571; © Shadi Ghadirian; Photo © 2015 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    May 20 2016 to May 21 2016

    BYT & NMWA Present: Exclusively Inclusive!

    8 p.m.–12 a.m. Reservations Required. Brightest Young Things and NMWA invite you to Exclusively Inclusive, an after-hours event with music, cocktails and art.
  • Tanya Habjouqa, Untitled from Women of Gaza series, 2009
    May 23 2016

    Reading Club: Politicized Bodies

    6–8 p.m. Reservations Required. Read and discuss short stories by women from Iran and the Arab world in relation to photographs from the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story.”
  • Untitled photograph by Shadi Ghadirian from the series “Qajar,” 1998
    May 25 2016

    MAY 25 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

    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 James Tocco and Rhoya Tocco Didden
    May 25 2016

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Francis Poulenc “The Story of Babar”

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Our 2015–16 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series concludes with “The Story of Babar.”
  • Boushra Almutawakel, Untitled, from the series “The Hijab,” 2001; Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and the Howard Greenberg Gallery
    Jun 01 2016

    JUNE 01 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Addie L. Gayoso.
  • Jun 05 2016

    Free Community Day: June

    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!
  • Shadi Ghadirian, Nil, Nil #10, 2008
    Jun 05 2016

    Reading Club: On War and Women

    1–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Read and discuss short stories by women from Iran and the Arab world in relation to photographs from the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story.”
  • Lalla Essaydi, Bullets Revisited #3 (detail), 2012; Triptych, chromogenic print on aluminum, 150 x 66 in.; Courtesy of the artist, Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, and Edwynn Houk Gallery, NYC
    Jun 08 2016

    JUNE 08 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Rania Matar, Stephanie, Beirut, Lebanon, from the series “A Girl and Her Room,” 2010; Pigment print, 36 x 50 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Carroll and Sons, Boston; © Rania Matar
    Jun 10 2016

    Artists in Conversation: “She Who Tells a Story” with Rania Matar

    6:30–9 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a reception and an artist-led gallery talk, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition “She Who Tells a Story."
  • Photo of Laurie Doctor's work
    Jun 11 2016

    JUNE 11 Workshop: Firsthand Experience

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a writing, poetry, and bookmaking workshop inspired by “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.” Designed for ages 13 and up.

Exhibitions

  • Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun, Portrait of Princess Belozersky (detail), 1798; Oil on canvas, 31 in x 26 1/4 in; Gift of Rita M. Cushman in memory of George A. Rentschler
    Jan 29 2016 to May 22 2016

    Salon Style

    On view January 29–May 22, 2016. Explore portraits by 18th-century French women artists—particularly those by Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.
  • Gohar Dashti, Untitled #5 (detail), from the series “Today’s Life and War,” 2008, Chromogenic print, 27 5/8 x 41 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina, and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston; © Gohar Dashti
    Apr 08 2016 to Jul 31 2016

    She Who Tells a Story

    On view April 08, 2016–July 31, 2016. Explore contemporary works by pioneering women photographers challenging stereotypes about the cultures of Iran and the Arab world.
  • 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.