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  • Sep 17 2014

    Conversation Piece: Neger Don't Call Me & Lacrimacorpus

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Mwangi Hutter’s “Neger Don’t Call Me” (2000) and Janaina Tschäpe’s “Lacrimacorpus” (2004), led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Sep 19 2014

    Artist Talk: Janaina Tschäpe

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our special in-depth artist talk series ends with Janaina Tschäpe.
  • Sep 24 2014

    Conversation Piece: 89 Seconds at Alcázar & La Petite Mort

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation’s “89 Seconds at Alcázar” (2004) and Alex Prager’s “La Petite Mort” (2012), led by NMWA Digital Media Specialist Laura Hoffman.
  • Sep 27 2014

    Museum Day Live!

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. Tickets Required. NMWA celebrates Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! with free admission to the museum.
  • Sep 30 2014

    Scholar Talk: Mary Jane Jacob

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Participate in a special talk featuring Mary Jane Jacob, a leading scholar on the work of Magdalena Abakanowicz.
  • Oct 01 2014

    Conversation Piece: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman & Ninna Nanna

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Dara Birnbaum’s “Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman” (1978–79) and Margaret Salmon’s “Ninna Nanna” (2007), led by NMWA Associate Educator Addie L. Gayoso.
  • Image: (e)merge Art Fair
    Oct 02 2014 to Oct 05 2014

    (e)merge Art Fair

    THU, OCT 02, 7–11 p.m.; FRI, OCT 03, 12–7 p.m.; SAT, OCT 04, 12–7 p.m.; SUN, OCT 05, 12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. Check out the 2014 (e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel that features an international mix of exhibitors.
  • Oct 03 2014

    Live Video Essay: The Carousel

    7–8:15 p.m. Reservations Required. See Soda_Jerk’s video lecture performance of “The Carousel” firsthand.
  • Oct 05 2014

    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!
  • Oct 08 2014

    Conversation Piece: Blauer Leibesbrief (Blue Bodily Letters) & Data Zone, Cultures Table #3

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Pipilotti Rist’s “Blauer Leibesbrief (Blue Bodily Letters)” (1992/98) and Michal Rovner’s “Data Zone, Cultures Table #3” (2003), led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Oct 15 2014

    OCT 15 Gallery Talk: The First Woman Graphic Novelist

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a gallery talk led by NMWA Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center Heather Slania.
  • Oct 22 2014

    OCT 22 Gallery Talk: Soda_Jerk

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a gallery talk led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Gallery talk in one of NMWA's galleries
    Oct 29 2014

    OCT 29 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a gallery talk led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Oct 29 2014

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Cicely Parnas

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Our 2014–15 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series begins with cellist Cecily Parnas.
  • Oct 30 2014

    2014 Fall Benefit

    6:30–10:30 p.m. Reservations Required. NMWA honors Karen Akers with the Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts at the 2014 Fall Benefit.
  • Nov 02 2014

    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!
  • Gallery talk by Rosa Bonheur's "Highland Raid"
    Nov 05 2014

    NOV 05 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

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

Exhibitions

  • Alex Prager, La Petite Mort Film Still #5, 2012; Courtesy of the Artist, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong
    Jun 06 2014 to Oct 12 2014

    Total Art: Contemporary Video

    On view June 6–October 12, 2014. This exhibition highlights the inventive processes that sustain women artists’ position at the forefront of video.
  • Dec 05 2014 to Apr 12 2015

    Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

    On view December 5, 2014–April 12, 2015. This exhibition delves into the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary as well as the social and sacred functions her image has served through time.
  • Sep 19 2014 to Nov 02 2014

    Soda_Jerk: After the Rainbow

    On view September 19–November 2, 2014. This exhibition features a two-screen projection video installation created by two-person art collective, Soda_Jerk.
  • Jun 05 2015 to Sep 13 2015

    Women to Watch

    On view June 5–September 13, 2015. “Women to Watch” is a biennial exhibition series dedicated to showcasing the work of up-and-coming artists from around the country and the world.