Spring 2017 Calendar of Events at NMWA
Jan 06 2017
Programs and Exhibitions from March–June 2017
Artists in Conversation: Jami Porter Lara
Thursday, April 6, 6:30–9 p.m.
Join artist Jami Porter Lara and guests in conversation over light refreshments. Porter Lara discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in Border Crossing during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Participants have ample time to explore the galleries, learn about Porter Lara’s work and engage in small-group conversations. $25 general; $15 members, seniors, students.
Artists in Conversation: Amy Sherald
Tuesday, May 9, 6:30–9 p.m.
Join Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald and guests in conversation over light refreshments. Sherald discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in the museum’s 30th-anniversary collection rotation during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Through her portraits, Sherald explores the ways people construct and perform their identities in response to political, social and cultural expectations. Sherald won the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and is an Artist in Residence at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. This intimate program provides ample time for participants to explore the galleries after hours, learn about Sherald’s work and engage in small-group conversations. Reservations required. $25 general; $15 members, seniors, students.
FRESH TALK PROGRAMS
Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton—How can makers change the world?
Wednesday, March 29, 7–8:30 p.m., followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 8:30–9:30 p.m. Exhibition galleries open to attendees 5–6:45 p.m.
Ann Hamilton, an internationally renowned visual artist and self-described maker, joins Emily Pilloton, designer, builder, educator, author and founder of the nonprofit design agency Project H Design, to talk about the relevance of hands-on learning and how the experience of making things can inspire the next generation of innovators and creative change makers. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students; price includes museum admission and Catalyst. Shop booths featuring local makers before and after the Fresh Talk. Reservations required.
How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?
Sunday, May 21, 4:30–6 p.m., followed by Sunday Supper, 6–8 p.m. Exhibition galleries open to attendees before program.
Artists across disciplines and around the globe are creating works in response to climate change and other environmental issues. Can the arts communicate scientific evidence in ways that inspire advocacy or change attitudes and behaviors? Joining the conversation are Ruth Little, associate director, Cape Farewell; Miranda Massie, director of the Climate Museum, New York; Jacqui Patterson, director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP; and Laura Turner Seydel, chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation. Moderated by Kari Fulton, award-winning environmental justice advocate and new-media journalist based in Washington, D.C. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students; price includes museum admission and Sunday Supper. Reservations required.
Who are the new superwomen of the universe?
Wednesday, June 14, 7–8:30 p.m., followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 8:30–9:30 p.m. Exhibition galleries open to attendees 5–6:45 p.m.
For much of comics history, women characters were introduced as plot devices for leading male characters with disheartening regularity. A new wave of superheroines is entering the comic universe, leading the fight for justice and dispelling traditional stereotypes in fiction and beyond. Speakers include Janelle Asselin, former writer for Comic Alliance and founder of Rosy Press; Carolyn Cocca, author of Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation; Ashley Woods, illustrator and graphic novelist, and artist for the Stranger Comics series “NIOBE: She is Life;” and others to be announced. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students; price includes museum admission and Catalyst. Reservations required.