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Modern Makers

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

Modern Makers: Her Poppy

Posted: March 16, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Her Poppy body oil helps women maintain a healthy hormonal balance. We spoke with founder Lauren A. Gregory about the brand’s genesis and more

Modern Makers: District of Clothing

Posted: February 15, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
We spoke with District of Clothing founder Dionna Dorsey about her apparel company that encourages progress, inspires action, and supports self-love through motivating messaging.
A medium-skinned woman with straight black hair sits against a stone wall wearing a flowy white dress with a collar and belt. Her hands are on her knees and she looks at the camera with a slightly furrowed brow.

Modern Makers: Stella Fluorescent

Posted: January 14, 2021
Category: Modern Makers
Stella Fluorescent is a San Francisco-based design studio that specializes in thoughtful, fashion-forward accessories, jewelry, and textiles. We spoke with co-founder Tiersa Nureyev about the company and her work.

Modern Makers: Anchors-n-Asteroids

Posted: December 28, 2020
Category: Modern Makers
Anchors-n-Asteroids is a Los Angeles-based mother-daughter design team founded by Gwynne and her daughter Pearl. We spoke with 10-year-old Pearl about her art and what it’s like to be, possibly,...

Modern Makers: Mater Soap

Posted: November 11, 2020
Category: Modern Makers
We interviewed artist Addison Walz, founder of Mater Soap, a small-batch, handmade bar soap and organic body product company, about her process and products. Shop Mater in the Museum Shop!
Three Mater Soap products against a white background. On the left is a green, flecked bar of soap. A wooden, slatted soap dish with MATER on the side is in the center. On the right is a small blue pump bottle with the Mater Serum label on it.

Modern Makers: LUMXN

Posted: September 16, 2020
Category: Modern Makers
Interview with Marlin Ramos and Reina DuFore, founders of LUMXN, a zine that highlights and promotes intersectional womxn doing unconventional advocacy work in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area.
Two hands enter the frame from the left and right sides. On the left, the light-skinned hand has silver nail polish and holds a white, tall, lit votive candle. The hand on the right is dark-skinned and holds a magazine that says "LUMXN: The Memory Print" and features a collage on the cover.

Unapologetic: An Interview with Johanna Toruño

Posted: September 8, 2020
Category: Modern Makers
Salvadoran-born artist Johanna Toruño's street art celebrates and makes visible Queer, working class, and immigrant Black and Brown communities.
A woman holds a paint roller and looks down, her hands at work; She stands next to a wheat paste mural that features bold black text overlaid on a peach background that features a rose. The text reads: "I woke up Brown/The way my mother

Mask Up! Five Questions with Scarlett Baily

Posted: July 30, 2020
Category: Modern Makers
Scarlett Baily is a Chicana visual artist, based in Mexico City, who specializes in murals, paintings, and illustration. Her designs celebrating women artists and civil rights adorn new face masks...

Modern Makers: Queer Candle Co.

Posted: August 14, 2019
Category: Modern Makers
Interview with Al Rose and Ab Gibson, creators of Queer Candle Co., a socially conscious brand that seeks to support the LGBTQ community.

Modern Makers: Beverly Price

Posted: May 13, 2019
Category: Modern Makers
Beverly Price is a D.C.-based analog photographer and creative activist . Price hails from the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, where she documents the culture, resilience, and humanity of her community.