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. See the calendar for upcoming Cultural Capital programs.

2017–2018 Fresh Talk Schedule:

SEP 17 2017

Fresh Talk: Judy Chicago—AMPLIFY

NOV 12 2017

Fresh Talk Forum: El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project

MAR 18 2018

Fresh Talk: Righting the Balance—Can there be gender parity in museums?

APR 15 2018

Film & Reception: Little Stones

JUN 13 2018

Fresh Talk: Out Loud


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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 support is provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation and The Reva and David Logan Foundation.

National Museum of Women in the Arts