Women, Arts, and Social Change

  • Judy Chicago and a Fresh Talk participant chat at Sunday Supper
    Judy Chicago at Sunday Supper, Photo: Kevin Allen, NMWA
  • A Fresh Talk participant asks a question at Fresh Talk Forum with Monica Mayer
    Fresh Talk Forum with Monica Mayer, Photo: Kevin Allen, NMWA
  • Four Fresh Talk participants drink and chat during Catalyst Cocktail hour
    Catalyst Cocktail Hour, Photo: Yassine el Mansouri, NMWA

Join us for FRESH TALK on gender, equity, the environment, identity, education, health, social and economic opportunity, and more.

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public program initiative highlighting the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change that launched in October 2015. FRESH TALK, the signature program of the initiative, expands the dialogue on what it means to be champions of women through the arts. Programs feature curated conversations with leading innovators and thought leaders from a range of disciplines discussing cause-driven topics that are relevant to diverse audiences today.

Add your voice to the conversation: each program concludes with a Sunday Supper served family-style, or Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.

Cultural Capital program partnerships with leading D.C.-area organizations connect the museum with new audiences for programs with a cause-driven focus. 

2019 Winter/Spring Women, Arts, and Social Change Schedule:

MAR 10 2019

Cultural Capital: Fantastic Women with PEN/Faulkner

MAR 23 2019

Cultural Capital: Environmental Film Festival

APR 24 2019

Fresh Talk: Writing the Balance

JUN 30 2019

Fresh Talk: Accessory to Action—Adorning Wakanda


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The Women, Arts, and Social Change public programs initiative is made possible through leadership gifts from Denise Littlefield Sobel, the Dauray/Davis Family Fund, and the Susan and Jim Swartz Public Programs Fund. Additional funding is provided by the Revada Foundation, the Bernstein Family Foundation, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

































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