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  • Image of Axor WaterDream/Axor Shower System
    Feb 10 2016

    FEB 10 Gallery Talk: Pathmakers

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Image of Circle Dress
    Feb 17 2016

    FEB 17 Gallery Talk: Pathmakers

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Image of a stainless steel watch
    Feb 24 2016

    FEB 24 Gallery Talk: Pathmakers

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by a NMWA Chief Curator Kathryn Wat.
  • Feb 27 2016

    FEB 27 Workshop: Firsthand Experience

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. SOLD OUT. Reservations Required. Participate in a textile workshop designed for ages 13 and up and inspired by “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today.”
  • NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris
    Mar 02 2016

    MAR 02 Gallery Talk: Collection 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.
  • Photo of Natalie Jeremijenko
    Mar 02 2016

    FRESH TALK: Natalie Jeremijenko

    7–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Highlighting women’s innovations in science and technology with artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko. Followed by a conversation with Jean Case and Megan Smith.
  • NMWA Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    Mar 06 2016

    Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2016

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. Reservations Required. Help us add and update Wikipedia articles about notable women artists.
  • Mar 06 2016

    Free Community Day: March

    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!
  • Ellen Day Hale, June, ca. 1893; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
    Mar 06 2016

    Tour: Around the World

    1–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. NMWA offers this free drop-in tour in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
  • Pamela Spitzmueller, British Museum Memoir, 1997
    Mar 09 2016

    MAR 09 Gallery Talk: Artists' Books from the Collection

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curator of Book Arts Krystyna Wasserman.
  • Visitors in the galleries
    Mar 12 2016

    Museum Day Live! Celebrating Women’s History Month

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets Required. NMWA celebrates Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! with free admission to the museum.
  • Caroline Paquita, Garden of the Womanimal (cover), 2014
    Mar 16 2016

    MAR 16 Gallery Talk: Womanimal

    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 “Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita.”
  • Au Naturel tour attendees
    Mar 20 2016

    National Cherry Blossom Festival Tour: Au Naturel

    1–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. NMWA offers this free drop-in tour in celebration of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Still from Written on Water
    Mar 20 2016

    Environmental Film Festival: Written on Water

    4–6 p.m. Reservations Required. Free. Part of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival, “Written on Water” is a modern western where farmers’ heritage of independence collides with the reality of groundwater decline.
  • Image still from “Women and Water”
    Mar 21 2016

    Environmental Film Festival: Women and Water

    7–8:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Free. Part of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival, this film is a poetic examination of Indian society through the prism of water.
  • Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston leading a Gallery Talk
    Mar 23 2016

    MAR 23 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.
  • Image of Caroline Paquita
    Mar 25 2016

    Artist Talk: Caroline Paquita

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Artist Caroline Paquita discusses her work in the special LRC exhibition “Womanimal: Zine Art.”

Exhibitions

  • 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.
  • Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun, Portrait of Princess Belozersky (detail), 1798; Oil on canvas, 31 in x 26 1/4 in; Gift of Rita M. Cushman in memory of George A. Rentschler
    Jan 29 2016 to May 22 2016

    Salon Style

    On view January 29–May 22, 2016. Explore portraits by 18th-century French women artists—particularly those by Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.
  • Gohar Dashti, Untitled #5 (detail), from the series “Today’s Life and War,” 2008, Chromogenic print, 27 5/8 x 41 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina, and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston; © Gohar Dashti
    Apr 08 2016 to Jul 31 2016

    She Who Tells a Story

    On view April 08, 2016–July 31, 2016. Explore contemporary works by pioneering women photographers that challenge stereotypes surrounding the cultures of Iran and the Arab world.