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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.

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

Posted: December 7, 2020
Category: Public Programs
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.

Hit the Books with NMWA: Fiction

Posted: November 16, 2020
Category: Public Programs
In advance of NMWA's inaugural book club discussion in December, check out this series of genre-based reading lists inspired by the museum's mission to champion women artists. This week: fiction.
Eerie figures walk, float, swim and stand in a pastoral landscape. A grey house sits next to a small body of water, the lawn decorated with small shrubs and trees. A pair, one dressed and one nude, pet a stripped animal as ghostly figures move through the foreground.

Art, Power, and the Vote: Jackie Payne

Posted: October 28, 2020
Category: Public Programs
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.

Hit the Books with NMWA: Young Adult Fiction

Posted: October 26, 2020
Category: Public Programs
In advance of NMWA's inaugural book club discussion in December, check out this series of genre-based reading lists inspired by the museum's mission to champion women artists. This week: young...
A black-and-white double-page spread of comics that depicts what various people are doing throughout the span of an evening. The people are all light-skinned and performing different activities such as smoking, yoga, reading, writing, barbecuing, and eating.

Art, Power, and the Vote: Alexandra Bell

Posted: October 22, 2020
Category: Public Programs
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: Public Programs
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: Public Programs
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.”

Hit the Books with NMWA: Nonfiction

Posted: October 1, 2020
Category: Public Programs
In advance of NMWA's inaugural book club discussion in December, check out this series of genre-based reading lists inspired by the museum's mission to champion women artists. This week: nonfiction.
Three soft-colored paintings of prominent women artists—Kara Walker, Alice Neel, and Ana Mendieta (left to right)—against backgrounds of colorful shapes. Walker has medium-dark skin and dark hair; Neel has light skin and short, brown hair; and Mendieta had light skin and long, dark hair.

Hit the Books with NMWA: Graphic Novels

Posted: August 26, 2020
Category: Public Programs
In advance of NMWA's inaugural book club discussion in December, check out this series of genre-based reading lists inspired by the museum's mission to champion women artists. First up: graphic...

Interview with Fresh Talk Speaker Maia Nuku

Posted: June 27, 2019
Category: Public Programs
Dr. Maia Nuku is the Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. NMWA welcomes Nuku as she takes...