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  • May 06 2015

    MAY 06 Gallery Talk: Doris Lee

    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.
  • May 13 2015

    MAY 13 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.
  • May 13 2015

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Julia Bullock

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Our 2014–15 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series concludes with soprano Julia Bullock.
  • Visitors in NMWA's galleries
    May 18 2015

    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.
  • May 20 2015

    MAY 20 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a gallery talk led by NMWA Membership Coordinator Emily Haight.
  • May 24 2015

    Literary Event: American Artists of the Gilded Age

    2–3:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Join author Mary Tonetti Dorra for her reading and discussion of “Demeter’s Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist.”
  • May 27 2015

    MAY 27 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a gallery talk led by NMWA Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston.
  • Jun 03 2015

    JUN 03 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”.
  • Yaritza Veliz, Soprano
    Jun 03 2015

    Concert: Yaritza Veliz

    6:30–7:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a concert of soprano Yaritza Veliz performing, organized by the Chile Committee of NMWA in conjunction with the Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.
  • Visitor in NMWA's collection galleries
    Jun 05 2015

    Member Preview Day: Super Natural and Organic Matters

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. No Reservations Required. Are you a member? Be among the first to explore NMWA’s exciting summer exhibitions during Member Preview Day.
  • Jun 07 2015

    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!
  • Jun 10 2015

    JUN 10 Gallery Talk: Organic Matters

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor on “Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015”.
  • Jun 11 2015

    NMWA Nights: Earthly Delights

    6–8:30 p.m. Reservations Recommended. 21+. Explore your crafty side, NMWA’s collection, and our special exhibitions during this happy hour event.
  • Sharon Core, Single Rose, 1997; Color print, 14 x 13 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C.; © Sharon Core, Image courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery
    Jun 17 2015

    JUN 17 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”.
  • Jun 24 2015

    JUN 24 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”.
  • Jul 01 2015

    JUL 01 Gallery Talk: Super Natural

    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 “Super Natural”.
  • Jul 05 2015

    Free Community Day: July

    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!

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 Sybilla 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.