Shop Sounds: Black Folks Don't Swim?

Join us for an intimate concert experience with local musicians.

Taking a unique and original approach to museum retail space, the museum shop at NMWA presents Shop Sounds—a new creative initiative showcasing the talent of local musicians. The museum shop aims to be an inclusive space that brings together the creative community in an intimate and accessible setting. Join us to enjoy music by Black Folks Don’t Swim?, a D.C.-area band that bills itself as “gender-diverse purveyors of funkified” music.


$10 general; $8 members, seniors, students. Reservations required; space is limited so please reserve in advance.

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Black Folks Don't Swim? is a world-based movement of musicians, songwriters, composers, and activists generating comfortable spaces for all to come together and feel uplifted through music. Founded in 2017, BFDS? has quickly become popular in and around the District. Their name is meant not as a statement but an intentional prompt to examine popular beliefs and power structures.

National Museum of Women in the Arts