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Hundreds of Female and Female-Identifying Artists Gather at NWMA for Historic Photo Shoot on Oct. 25

Sep 27 2017

D.C., Maryland and Virginia arts organizations host programs highlighting women in the arts Oct. 17–30

Washington, D.C.—On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), hundreds of female and female-identifying contemporary artists will gather for the fourth and final U.S. iteration of Now Be Here in its most community-focused format yet. In partnership with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt, and co-organized by D.C.-based artist Linn Meyers, Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA will feature a historic group photograph taken by D.C. photographer Kim Johnson. An artist resource fair with representatives from 19 local arts organizations will follow.

In addition, from Oct. 17 through 30, Now Let’s Talk, a dynamic program schedule of lectures, films, discussions and artist talks, will bring museums and organizations across the region together to highlight female artists and discuss issues related to women in the arts.

“We are excited to host the final Now Be Here photograph in the U.S., and I am especially pleased that the project’s scope has expanded to include an artist resource fair and programs with partners from across the region that highlight women in the arts,” said NMWA director Susan Fisher Sterling. “As the only major museum in the world dedicated to celebrating the creative contributions of women, our mission is to champion women through the arts by advocating for equity and shining a light on excellence.”

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National Museum of Women in the Arts