Summer 2019 Calendar of Events at NMWA
Apr 17 2019
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 exhibitions Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling and More is More: Multiples; a new version of the much raved about and in demand “Fierce Women” tour; and a Fresh Talk program exploring gender equity in jewelry design.
The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day with free admission to the public. The information below is current as of April 2019. To find out more, visit the museum’s online calendar.
Fresh Talk: Accessory to Action—Adorning Wakanda
Sunday, 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 the blockbuster film Black Panther (2018). The Afrofuturist-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 looks that reflected gender equity in Wakandan society. Join us for a conversation that explores how we communicate gender, power and expertise through adornment. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour.
DC Art Book Fair
Sunday, July 7, 12–5 p.m.
This curated event spotlights small presses, artists and makers as they sell their independently published paper-based works. Shop a variety of creations including zines, books, comics and prints from more than 40 vendors. This event is organized by the DC Art Book Fair Collective: Malaka Gharib, artist/author of the graphic memoir I Was Their American Dream (2019); Alison Baitz, creator of the “On Flora” zine series; illustrator LA Johnson of The Intentional; and illustrator Elizabeth Graeber of A Field Guide For Redheads (2016). Free. No reservations required.