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Women Arts And Social Change

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.

Behind the Scenes: RECLAMATION

Posted: April 28, 2021
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
Melani N. Douglass, NMWA director of public programs, details her process curating the online exhibition Reclamation, which examines the power of food as creative medium and connector.
A black-and-white photograph of two women and two girls, all with medium-dark skin tones, together at a dining table set for dinner. A lamp hangs over the table and a mirror hangs on a wall behind them. The woman on the left is standing, while the other three sit at the table.

Reclamation: Q&A with Jenny Dorsey

Posted: April 19, 2021
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
Chef, writer, and artist Jenny Dorsey talks with us about her process and work, part of NMWA's new online exhibition RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals.
A light-skinned woman of Asian descent stands behind a large, wooden kitchen table that is full of two white dishes of finely plated food and various small, plastic to-go dishes., alongside a small bronze French Press coffee maker. The woman smiles and wears a grey tshirt under a black and white vertical striped apron.

Reclamation: Q&A with Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Posted: January 19, 2021
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
Interdisciplinary artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz talks with us about her process and work, part of NMWA's new online exhibition RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals.
A olive-skinned woman smiles brightly, seemingly mid-laugh, as she sits at an office desk, her right hand placed beneath her chin. Her brown curly hair is worn in a cropped pixie cut and she wears cat-eye glasses. In front of her is a closed Apple laptop; the wall behind her holds two framed certificates or degrees, a framed newspaper, a wooden cross, and other pasted photos.

Hit the Books with NMWA: Women, Arts, and Social Change

Posted: December 7, 2020
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
In advance of NMWA's inaugural book club discussion this month, check out this series of genre-based reading lists inspired by the museum's mission to champion women artists. This week: books...
A dark-skinned woman with short cropped hair speaks into a microphone at a podium. Behind her a banner reads "National Museum of Women in the Arts." She wears a colorful abstract print blouse.

Art, Power, and the Vote: Jackie Payne

Posted: October 28, 2020
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker Jackie Payne, executive director of GALvanize USA, an organization that promotes interventions for supporting white women’s...
Jackie Payne—a light-skinned adult woman with straight, dark brown hair—stands at a podium in front of a laptop, looking to her side and behind her at a projected presentation she’s giving. Her left hand is raised to point at the presentation while she speaks.

Art, Power, and the Vote: Alexandra Bell

Posted: October 22, 2020
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker, Alexandra Bell, an artist who explores how the news media shapes how we think about the...

Art, Power, and the Vote: Kim Loper

Posted: October 14, 2020
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker, Kim Loper, an artist who critically examined the visual messaging of 19th-century suffrage propaganda, which centered...
Kim Loper speaks at a podium on the stage of a NMWA Fresh Talk event. She is a light-skinned adult woman with curly, shoulder-length blonde hair, and is wearing a black top. Behind her is a projected presentation featuring flyers, brochures, and a mug full of pens that all say "Denylium."

Art, Power, and the Vote: Adjoa Asamoah

Posted: October 5, 2020
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
As the 2020 presidential election nears, we revisit the wisdom of Fresh Talk speaker Adjoa Asamoah, a political strategist and racial equity advocate, who set the stage for a greater...
Adjoa B. Asamoah—a dark-skinned adult woman—stands at a podium with the NMWA logo on the front. She speaks into a microphone while gesturing at a projected presentation slide behind her that reads “Black Women and Suffrage. Ida Wells and Mary Cherch Terrell: Two Strategies.”

Director’s Desk: Fresh Talks Bridge Art & Science

Posted: April 8, 2020
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
Over the past five seasons, we have brought prominent women in the arts together with individuals in other fields for 25 creative conversations on gender, equity, art, the environment, identity,...

Meet Fresh Talk Speaker Ayana Flewellen

Posted: June 25, 2019
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
By applying understandings of gender, class, and race to preconceived history, Dr. Ayana Flewellen has become a leading figure for intersectional anthropology and the growing field of black feminist archaeology.