Howard University and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Weekend

Free weekend for Howard and MICA affiliates!

In honor of the many Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today artists with ties to Howard University and MICA, the faculty, staff, students, and alumni from these institutions will receive complimentary admission to the museum throughout the third weekend in October.


  • Friday, October 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22, 12–5 p.m. 


Magnetic Fields places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time, revealing the artists’ role as unrecognized leaders in abstraction.

National Museum of Women in the Arts