Spring 2019 Calendar of Events at NMWA
Feb 07 2019
Programs and Exhibitions from March–June 2019
WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of exhibitions and programs, including workshops, films and gallery talks related to the exhibition Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling; a new version of the much raved about and in demand “Fierce Women” tour; and two Fresh Talk programs exploring gender equity in writing and jewelry design. Additional Women’s History Month highlights include the #5WomenArtists social media campaign and a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day with free admission to the public. The information below is current as of January 2019. To find out more, visit the museum’s online calendar.
Daily in March on Social Media
Can you name five women artists? Many people cannot. Join us in our award-winning social media campaign to increase gender equity in the arts by using #5WomenArtists to share important contributions by women artists on social media. Share your #5WomenArtists answers on Instagram and Twitter and tag @WomenInTheArts. Free. No reservations required.
Fresh Talk: Writing the Balance
Wednesday, April 24, 7–8:30 p.m.; followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Women across disciplines are fighting for gender equality by revising history’s dominant narratives. Join us for a conversation that explores how this rewriting extends beyond the page and into our society. Amy Padnani, creator of the New York Times “Overlooked” series; Jodie Patterson, activist, entrepreneur and writer; and Hilary Sample, architect, principal and cofounder of MOS Architects, discuss the necessities and challenges of shedding light on buried histories. How does shifting the narrative advance gender equity? $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Reserve online.
Fresh Talk: Accessory to Action—Adorning Wakanda
Wednesday, June 30, 4:30–6 p.m.; followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 6–8 p.m.
As Marvel Comics’ first licensed jewelry designer, Douriean Fletcher created the power-packed accessories for Black Panther—the top-grossing superhero film ever in the U.S. The Afro-futurist-inspired design propelled audiences into a world where power and gender roles were based on expertise and ability. With the jewelry in a starring role, Fletcher created a look that reflected gender equity in Wakandan society. Join us for a conversation that explores how we can achieve it in our own. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Reserve online.