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Women Arts And Social Change

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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.

Meet Fresh Talk Speaker Hilary Sample

Posted: April 24, 2019
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
Get to know Hilary Sample, principal architect at MOS, who spoke at Fresh Talk: Writing the Balance, a talk about rewriting history's predominant narratives.
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Superwomen Assemble: Meet the Women Saving Comics

Posted: June 12, 2017
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
FRESH TALK: Who are the new superwomen of the universe? on June 14 will show how comics, in particular, can highlight what a society values through the heroes they revere.
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Setting the Stage with Sibyl Edwards: Women, Arts, and Tech

Posted: February 25, 2016
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
The Women, Arts, and Social Change community is gearing up for the next FRESH TALK event at NMWA, confronting questions about women’s innovations in science and technology fields. Sibyl Edwards, a...
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Designing Conversations for Change

Posted: February 8, 2016
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
Braving post-blizzard traffic conditions in D.C., nearly 100 guests attended the museum’s third FRESH TALK—part of the new public programs initiative Women, Arts, and Social Change. On Wednesday, January 27,...
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Blurring Boundaries: Contemporary Design

Posted: January 25, 2016
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
On January 27, as part of the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative, artist Gabriel Ann Maher and Alice Rawsthorn continue the discussion surrounding the question “Can design be...
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Carrie Mae Weems and the Art of Change

Posted: December 2, 2015
Category: Women Arts And Social Change
In September, the National Museum of Women in the Arts launched a new public programs initiative, Women, Arts, and Social Change, focusing on women and the arts as catalysts for...
A woman with a medium-dark skin tone and shirt, black hair is giving a lecture before a white banner reading "National Museum of Women in the Arts." She is wearing a forest-green dress and slightly bends her body towards her right.