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Summer 2018 Calendar of Events at NMWA

Apr 19 2018

Programs and Exhibitions from June–Sept. 2018

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of exhibitions and programs, including gallery talks related to the exhibition Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018 and the much raved about and in demand “Fierce Women” tour. Additional highlights include an artist in conversation program with Hung Liu and Fresh Talks on poetry and women in the creative economy.

The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day with free admission to the public. The information below is current as of April 2018. To find out more, visit the museum’s online calendar.


Fresh Talk: Out Loud 
Wednesday, June 13, 7–8:30 p.m., Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.

Poets have long been society’s truth-tellers and witnesses, using language to illuminate our trials, histories and hopes. Join us for a night of spoken-word performance and intergenerational conversation with three award-winning poets and activists. Luminary Nikki Giovanni will be in conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo and Emi Mahmoud on cultural heritage, womanhood and poetry’s potential to help us imagine—and take action toward—a better future. Reservations required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Reserve online at

Fresh Talk: Women in the Creative Economy
Sunday, September 23, 4:30–8 p.m., Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.

Join us for a Fresh Talk exploring how women are using the creative economy to access capital and opportunity. As more women turn passion into enterprise and define their own trajectories, what challenges do they face? Is the creative economy a true path to artistic and financial freedom? What role does a robust woman-powered network play in the journey? The conversation features Grace Bonney, founder, Design*Sponge, and author of New York Times bestseller In the Company of Women (2016); Nathalie Molina Niño, cofounder and CEO, BRAVA Investments; Virginia Arrisueño, founder, DeNada Design, and owner/lead designer, Steadfast Supply; Dionna Dorsey, creative director and founder, District of Clothing. After the Fresh Talk, continue the conversation with the speakers and other participants over cocktails and light bites while you shop the MakeHER Mart. Reservations required. Price includes MakeHER Mart admission, access to galleries and Catalyst cocktail hour. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Reserve online.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts