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  • 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”.
  • Sep 26 2015

    Museum Day Live!

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets Required. NMWA celebrates Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! with free admission to the museum.

Exhibitions

  • 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.
  • Eva Zeisel (manufactured by Manifattura Mancioli), Belly Button Room Divider Prototype, 1957; Ceramic with metal rods, 60 x 36 in.; Courtesy of Eva Zeisel Archive; Photo by Brent Brolin
    Oct 30 2015 to Feb 28 2016

    Pathmakers

    On view October 30, 2015–February 28, 2016. Explore art, craft, and design by dynamic women artists from the mid-20th century and today.
  • Esther Bubley, New York, New York (detail), 1948; Gelatin silver print, 8 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.; Gift of Kenneth and Lori Polin and Family; © Jean B. Bubley; Photograph by Lee Stalsworth
    Sep 04 2015 to Jan 17 2016

    Esther Bubley Up Front

    On view September 4, 2015–January 17, 2016. Explore works by photographer Esther Bubley that capture American life during the “Golden Age” of photojournalism.
  • 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.