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  • Detail of Orsola Maddalena Caccia's The Birth of St. John the Baptist (Nascita di San Giovanni Battista)
    Dec 17 2014

    DEC 17 Gallery Talk: Collection Connections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Jan 04 2015

    Free Community Day: January

    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!
  • Jan 07 2015

    JAN 07 Gallery Talk: Picturing Mary Themes

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Chief Curator Kathryn Wat.
  • Jan 10 2015

    Picturing Mary Workshop: Wood Engraving

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in the wood engraving workshop, inspired by “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea” and designed for ages 14 and up.
  • Jan 12 2015

    Teacher Workshop: Picturing Mary

    4:30–7:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a teacher workshop that offers strategies for incorporating Renaissance and Baroque artworks into the classroom.
  • Jan 14 2015

    JAN 14 Gallery Talk: Material Girl

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Jan 16 2015

    Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Participate in NMWA’s in-depth scholar talk with Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology, School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America.
  • Jan 21 2015

    JAN 21 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.
  • Jan 28 2015

    JAN 28 Gallery Talk: Collection Connections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Jan 30 2015

    NMWA Nights: Merry Making

    6–8 p.m. Reservations Recommended. 21+. Explore your crafty side, NMWA’s collection, and Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea special exhibition during this happy hour event.
  • Feb 01 2015

    Free Community Day: February

    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!
  • Feb 04 2015

    FEB 04 Gallery Talk: Silver and Gold

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Member Relations Associate Emily Haight.
  • Feb 06 2015

    Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Amy G. Remensnyder

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Visit NMWA for our special in-depth scholar talk series, beginning with Amy G. Remensnyder, Professor of History at Brown University.
  • Feb 11 2015

    FEB 11 Gallery Talk: For the Love of Mary

    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.
  • Feb 18 2015

    FEB 18 Gallery Talk: Collection Connections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Feb 20 2015

    Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Robin Darling Young

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Participate in NMWA’s in-depth scholar talk with Robin Darling Young, Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America.
  • Feb 21 2015

    Picturing Mary Workshop: Gilding

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Learn how to gild during the second hands-on workshop, inspired by “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea” and designed for ages 13 and up.

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 as well as the social and sacred functions her image has served through time.
  • Jun 05 2015 to Sep 13 2015

    Women to Watch

    On view June 5–September 13, 2015. “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.