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  • Mar 28 2015

    Theater: SWAN Day 2015

    12–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. Watch staged readings of of new works by U.S. women playwrights for the annual SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) celebration.
  • Apr 01 2015

    APR 01 Gallery Talk: Picturing Mary Themes

    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.
  • Apr 03 2015

    Tour: Au Naturel

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. NMWA offers this free lunchtime drop-in tour in celebration of the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Apr 05 2015

    Free Community Day: April

    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!
  • Apr 08 2015

    APR 08 Gallery Talk: Picturing Mary Themes

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Image: 2014 Spring Gala, Photo courtesy of Tony Powell
    Apr 10 2015

    2015 Spring Gala

    6:30–11 p.m. Reservations Required. Celebrate with NMWA as it holds its annual spring gala.
  • Apr 11 2015

    Slow Art Day

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. Reservations Recommended. Participate in the international Slow Art Day movement at NMWA to look at and discuss art from the museum’s collection.
  • Apr 15 2015

    APR 15 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a gallery talk led by NMWA Education Intern Rebecca Ljungren.
  • Apr 17 2015

    Scholar Talk: Mary Jane Appel

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Participate in NMWA’s in-depth scholar talk with photography historian Mary Jane Appel.
  • Apr 22 2015

    APR 22 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 Curator Virginia Treanor.
  • Apr 22 2015

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Lily Afshar

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Our 2014–15 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series continues with guitarist Lily Afshar.
  • George II tea caddy
    Apr 26 2015

    Afternoon Tea and Silver Presentation

    2–4 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a lecture on NMWA’s silver collection followed by an afternoon tea presented by the Women’s Committee of NMWA.
  • Apr 29 2015

    APR 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.
  • May 03 2015

    Free Community Day: May

    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!
  • 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.

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.
  • Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi), Madonna and Child (Madonna col Bambino), also called Madonna of the Book (Madonna del Libro) (detail), 1480–81; Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan; inv. 443
    Dec 05 2014 to Apr 12 2015

    Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

    On view December 5, 2014–April 12, 2015. Examine the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary and the social and sacred functions her image has served through time.
  • Jun 05 2015 to Sep 13 2015

    Women to Watch

    “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.
  • 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.