Women, Arts, and Social Change

  • The Great Hall filled with three long tables packed with people sharing a meal and talking after an event.
    Fresh Talk attendees sharing a meal together; Photo by Kevin Allen
  • Writer Elizabeth Acevedo grins while talking at a Fresh Talk event; her name is projected behind her.
    Writer Elizabeth Acevedo speaking at a Fresh Talk event; Photo by Kevin Allen
  • Adornment artists performing in the middle of a crowd in the Great Hall.
    Adornment artists performing in the Great Hall; Photo by Kea Taylor

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. 

2020 Spring Women, Arts, and Social Change Schedule:

MAR 11 2020

Cultural Capital: Motherhood Redux

MAR 21 2020

2020 Environmental Film Festival

APR 05 2020

Cultural Capital: Radical Empathy

MAY 03 2020

Cultural Capital: Contact High


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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 Bernstein Family Foundation, the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, and Stephanie Sale.


















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