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  • Jul 08 2015

    JUL 08 Gallery Talk: Daisy Makeig-Jones

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon on “Casting a Spell: Ceramics by Daisy Makeig-Jones”.
  • Cover art of Kim Todd's book Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis
    Jul 12 2015

    Literary Event: Transformations

    2–3 p.m. No Reservations Required. Join us for this special literary event with Kim Todd, author of “Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis”.
  • ABC Teacher Institute participant working on a bookmaking project.
    Jul 13 2015 to Jul 17 2015

    2015 ABC Teacher Institute

    MON, JUL 13–FRI, JUL 17; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Participate in the 2015 ABC Teacher Institute, a free intensive professional development opportunity.
  • Participant and instructor prototyping flag book
    Jul 13 2015 to Jul 17 2015

    2015 Advanced Teacher Institute

    MON, JUL 13–FRI, JUL 17; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Participate in the 2015 Advanced Teacher Institute, a free intensive professional development opportunity exclusively for ABC Teacher Institute alumni.
  • Jul 15 2015

    JUL 15 Gallery Talk: Vanessa Bell

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center Heather Slania on “Vanessa Bell’s Hogarth Press Designs”.
  • March of Washington Film Festival logo
    Jul 21 2015

    March on Washington Film Festival

    6–8 p.m. No Reservations Required. Part of the 2015 March on Washington Film Festival, features Isabel Wilkerson and Joyce J. Scott.
  • Jul 22 2015

    JUL 22 Gallery Talk: Special Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Manager of Digital Engagement Laura Hoffman on selections from “Organic Matters” and “Super Natural”.
  • Jul 29 2015

    JUL 29 Gallery Talk: Special Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris on selections from “Organic Matters” and “Super Natural”.
  • Aug 02 2015

    Free Community Day: August

    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!
  • Aug 05 2015

    AUG 05 Gallery Talk: Daisy Makeig-Jones

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon on “Casting a Spell: Ceramics by Daisy Makeig-Jones”.
  • Aug 12 2015

    AUG 12 Gallery Talk: Special Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Membership Coordinator Emily Haight on selections from “Organic Matters” and “Super Natural”.
  • Aug 19 2015

    AUG 19 Gallery Talk: Super Natural

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston on “Super Natural”.
  • Aug 26 2015

    AUG 26 Gallery Talk: Super Natural

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Chief Curator Kathryn Wat on on “Super Natural”.
  • Sep 02 2015

    SEP 02 Gallery Talk: Organic Matters

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso on “Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015”.
  • Sep 03 2015

    Artist Conversation: Merian's Daughters

    6:30–9:30 p.m. Reservations required. Enjoy a reception and artist-led gallery talk, presented in conjunction with special exhibition “Super Natural.”
  • Sep 06 2015

    Free Community Day: September

    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!
  • Sep 09 2015

    SEP 09 Gallery Talk: Vanessa Bell

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center Heather Slania on “Vanessa Bell’s Hogarth Press Designs”.

Exhibitions

  • Magdalena Abakanowicz, Stainless Bird on Pole II, 2009; © Magdalena Abakanowicz, Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery, New York; Photography by Laura Hoffman
    Sep 27 2014 to Sep 27 2015

    New York Ave Sculpture Project

    Learn about the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists in Washington, D.C.
  • Daisy Makeig-Jones, Punch bowl, ca. 1916–31; Bone china with underglaze, luster, and gilding; Private collection; Photography by Lee Stalsworth
    May 01 2015 to Aug 16 2015

    Ceramics by Daisy Makeig-Jones

    On view May 1–August 16, 2015. Explore Daisy Makeig-Jones’s place in the history of decorative arts as she melded her vivid imagination and technical ingenuity to develop decorative china.
  • Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 70 (from “Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam”, 2nd Ed.), 1719; Hand-colored engraving on paper; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
    Jun 05 2015 to Sep 13 2015

    Super Natural

    On view June 5–September 13, 2015. Learn how historical and contemporary women artists engage with the natural world as a space for exploration and invention.
  • Dawn Holder, Monoculture (detail), 2013; Porcelain; Courtesy of the artist
    Jun 05 2015 to Sep 13 2015

    Organic Matters

    On view June 5–September 13, 2015. Examine the relationships between women, nature, and art in the fourth installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series.