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Fall 2018 Calendar of Events at NMWA

Jul 27 2018

Programs and Exhibitions from Sept. 2018–Feb. 2019

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of exhibitions and programs, including gallery talks related to the exhibition Rodarte and monthly installments of the much raved about and in demand “Fierce Women” tour. In addition, the fourth season of the museum’s Women, Arts and Social Change initiative begins with a two-day MakeHER Summit to empower and celebrate creative women entrepreneurs.

The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day with free admission to the public. The information below is current as of July 2018. To find out more, visit the museum’s online calendar.


Fresh Talk: Women in the Creative Economy
Sunday, Sept. 23, 4:30–6 p.m., Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 6–8 p.m.
Join us for a Fresh Talk exploring how women are using the creative economy to access capital and opportunity. As more women turn passion into enterprise and define their own trajectories, what challenges do they face? Is the creative economy a true path to artistic and financial freedom? What role does a robust woman-powered network play in the journey? The conversation features Grace Bonney, founder, Design*Sponge, and author of New York Times bestseller In the Company of Women (2016); Nathalie Molina Niño, cofounder and CEO, BRAVA Investments; Virginia Arrisueño, founder, DeNada Design and owner/lead designer, Steadfast Supply; Dionna Dorsey, creative director and founder, District of Clothing.  After the Fresh Talk, continue the conversation with the speakers and other participants over cocktails and light bites while you shop the MakeHER Mart. Reservations required. Price includes MakeHER Mart admission, access to galleries and Catalyst cocktail hour. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Reserve online.

Fresh Talk: Sarah Lewis—Vision & Justice
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, 4:30–6 p.m., followed by Sunday Supper
In 2016, bestselling author, curator and Harvard professor Sarah Lewis was the first guest editor in Aperture magazine’s 64-year history. In her landmark “Vision & Justice” issue, Lewis defined the relationship between what we see (vision) and what we fix (justice). By turning the pages of the magazine into a primary source necessary to understanding visual literacy, citizenship and representational justice, Lewis positions photography as a catalyst for social change. In our image-driven society, is visual literacy a necessary tool to citizenship? Does photography have the power to correct age-old narratives used to justify injustice? What is the role of the photojournalist or fine art photographer today? Join us for a night that will explore these questions and more.  Reservations required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Sunday Supper. Reserve online.


MakeHER Mart
Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Featuring the hand-crafted arts and merchandise of up to 35 local women artists and artisans, the MakeHER Mart is a unique opportunity for the public to meet and interact with local women artists while supporting small businesses. Tickets will be sold at the door. $10 general, $8 seniors and students, free for members and children under 18. Tickets include museum admission. No reservations required. MakeHER Mart admission is included in the price of a Fresh Talk ticket.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts