National Museum of Women in the Arts Fall Program and Exhibition Calendar
Aug 22 2013
This information is current as of August 2013. To find out more about events at NMWA, visit our online calendar.
Literary Reading: Sena Jeter Naslund
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2–3:30 p.m.
Free, no reservations required.
Critically acclaimed for her novels Ahab’s Wife and Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette, author Sena Jeter Naslund writes fiction that gives life to history. She will read from her new novel, The Fountain of St. James Court; Or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman, which deftly intertwines the life of 18th-century French painter Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun (whose works are on view in the mezzanine level collection galleries) with that of a fictional contemporary writer Kathryn Callaghan. A book signing follows the reading.
Artist Lecture: Faith Ringgold: More Than 50 Years
Monday, October 28
5–7 p.m. Exhibition Viewing
7–8:30 p.m. Lecture
General admission $10; Members, seniors and students $8 / Reservations required. Order tickets at: http://nmwa.org/events/artist-lecture-faith-ringgold-more-50-years
Join us as renowned artist Faith Ringgold discusses her art, her journey and the political climate of the 1960s. Her inspiring, often humorous, stories will illustrate her life’s work as an artist, activist, author, teacher and parent through the evolution of an incredible body of work. In this lecture, Ringgold begins in the early 1960s with political imagery and firsthand accounts of the Civil Rights movement as portrayed in her “American People” (1963–67) series. Her “Black Light” (1967–71) series as well as political posters and murals will be included. Images such as The Flag is Bleeding (1967), Die (1967), For the Women’s House (1971) and The United States of Attica (1971–72) will be discussed. A Q&A follows the lecture.