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  • Aug 03 2014

    Free Community Day: August 2014

    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 06 2014

    Conversation Piece: 89 Seconds at Alcázar

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation’s “89 Seconds at Alcázar” (2004), led by NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor.
  • Aug 13 2014

    Conversation Piece: Ninna Nanna

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Margaret Salmon’s “Ninna Nanna” (2007), led by NMWA Digital Media Specialist Laura Hoffman.
  • Aug 20 2014

    AUG 20 Gallery Talk: Meret Oppenheim

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a talk led by NMWA Curator of Book Arts Krystyna Wasserman.
  • Aug 27 2014

    Conversation Piece: La Petite Mort

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Alex Prager’s “La Petite Mort” (2012), led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Sep 03 2014

    Conversation Piece: Miko no Inori

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Mariko Mori’s “Miko no Inori” (1996), led by NMWA Chief Curator Kathryn Wat.
  • Sep 07 2014

    Free Community Day: September 2014

    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 10 2014

    Conversation Piece: Thread Routes—Chapter 1

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Kimsooja’s “Thread Routes—Chapter 1” (2010), led by NMWA Associate Educator Addie L. Gayoso.
  • Sep 17 2014

    Conversation Piece: Neger Don't Call Me & Lacrimacorpus

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Mwangi Hutter’s “Neger Don’t Call Me” (2000) and Janaina Tschäpe’s “Lacrimacorpus” (2004), led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Sep 19 2014

    Artist Talk: Janaina Tschäpe

    12–1 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our special in-depth artist talk series ends with Janaina Tschäpe.
  • Sep 24 2014

    Conversation Piece: 89 Seconds at Alcázar & La Petite Mort

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation’s “89 Seconds at Alcázar” (2004) and Alex Prager’s “La Petite Mort” (2012), led by NMWA Digital Media Specialist Laura Hoffman.
  • Sep 27 2014

    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.
  • Oct 01 2014

    Conversation Piece: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman & Ninna Nanna

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Dara Birnbaum’s “Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman” (1978–79) and Margaret Salmon’s “Ninna Nanna” (2007), led by NMWA Associate Educator Addie L. Gayoso.
  • Oct 03 2014

    Performance: Soda_Jerk

    7–8:15 p.m. Reservations Required. See Soda_Jerk’s video lecture performance of “The Carousel” firsthand.
  • Oct 05 2014

    Free Community Day: October

    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!
  • Oct 08 2014

    Conversation Piece: Blauer Leibesbrief (Blue Bodily Letters) & Data Zone, Cultures Table #3

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our “Conversation Piece” series continues with a gallery talk on Pipilotti Rist’s “Blauer Leibesbrief (Blue Bodily Letters)” (1992/98) and Michal Rovner’s “Data Zone, Cultures Table #3” (2003), led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Oct 15 2014

    OCT 15 Gallery Talk: The First Woman Graphic Novelist

    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.

Exhibitions

  • Alex Prager, La Petite Mort Film Still #5, 2012; Courtesy of the Artist, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong
    Jun 06 2014 to Oct 12 2014

    Total Art: Contemporary Video

    On view June 6–October 12, 2014. This exhibition highlights the inventive processes that sustain women artists’ position at the forefront of video.
  • Apr 26 2014 to Sep 14 2014

    Meret Oppenheim

    On view April 26, 2013–September 14, 2014. This exhibition explores friendship as a source of inspiration and support in Surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim’s artwork.
  • Dec 05 2014 to Apr 12 2015

    Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

    On view December 5, 2014–April 12, 2015. This exhibition delves into the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary as well as the social and sacred functions her image has served through time.
  • Sep 19 2014 to Nov 02 2014

    Soda_Jerk: After the Rainbow

    On view September 19–November 2, 2014. This exhibition features a two-screen projection video installation created by two-person art collective, Soda_Jerk.