FEB 11 Gallery Talk: For the Love of Mary

Enjoy a divine lunch break.

Bite-size lunchtime talks are offered most Wednesdays throughout the special exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

Museum staff members facilitate interactive talks that encourage close looking and the investigation of mediums, techniques, or overarching themes of the exhibition.

This week, Manager of Digital Engagement Laura Hoffman celebrates the true meaning of Valentine’s Day through discussions of selected artworks in this special exhibition.

Before or after the tour, treat your date to lunch at the Mezzanine Café: Union Kitchen Presents DS Deli. Valentine’s Day specials include the Benny and Joon sandwich, which is an iron pressed pimento cheese sandwich with house made pickles and Andouille sausage. It’s about as romantic as a sandwich can get! Mention “Date Nights DC” for 10% off your order.

NMWA’s lunch-time date is presented as part of Destination DC’s Date Nights DC campaign, kicking off in February 2015. The month-long promotion will feature romance-themed deals and discounts geared toward couples.


NMWA’s ground-breaking exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea examines the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary and the power her image has exerted through time. Iconic and devotional, and also filled with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary shaped Western art from the 6th to the 18th century.

National Museum of Women in the Arts