Fall 2019 Calendar of Events at NMWA
Aug 06 2019
Programs and Exhibitions from Sept. 2019–Feb. 2020
WASHINGTON—This fall the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of programs and exhibitions, including a new body of work in Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction and a selection of modern and contemporary photography in Live Dangerously. NMWA’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative programming will include Fresh Talk—Art, Power, and the Vote: 100 Years After Suffrage and the Cultural Capital program Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood.
The first Sunday of every month is a free Community Day for the public. The information below is current as of Aug. 2019. For more information, visit the museum’s online calendar.
Fresh Talk: Judy Chicago: New Views
Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:30–6 p.m., followed by book signing and Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 6–7 p.m.
Join iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago for the debut of Judy Chicago: New Views—the first major monograph on the artist in nearly 20 years. Published by NMWA and Scala Arts Publishers, Judy Chicago: New Views offers fresh perspectives on the artist’s oeuvre by leading scholars and curators. Chicago joins book contributor Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, to discuss New Views and the current exhibition Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction, featuring her newest body of work. The exhibition is on view at NMWA from Sept. 19, 2019, to Jan. 20, 2020. Reservations required. $80 general, $65 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission, program, one copy of Judy Chicago: New Views (available for preorder in the Museum Shop for $49.95) and Catalyst cocktail hour (during which Chicago and Nussbaum will be available to sign copies of Judy Chicago: New Views). Reserve online.
Fresh Talk—Rooms of Her Own: Women, Art, and Ownership in the Hotel Industry
Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:30–6 p.m. followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist
The hospitality industry is changing to adapt to today’s concerns over sustainability and the preservation of place and culture. How can women hoteliers, artists and artisans help address these concerns and lead businesses to foster their communities? Join us for a conversation that explores the ways in which innovative women are changing the industry’s business models, values and operations. Featuring Zita Cobb, founder and chief operating officer of the Shorefast Foundation and Fogo Island Inn, and other women hoteliers and artists. Reservations required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Reserve online.
Fresh Talk—Art, Power, and the Vote: 100 Years After Suffrage
Sunday, Nov. 17, 4:30–6 p.m., followed by Sunday Supper
In 1907, the Artists’ Suffrage League galvanized to create banners, posters, postcards and cartoons to provide a visual identity for the suffrage movement. More than 100 years after the 19th Amendment, artists, political organizers and activists continue to work together in the push for social change. Hear from two artists making work in response to social unrest and two activists working on the front lines of these issues. Reservations required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Sunday Supper. Reserve online.