Summer Calendar of Events at NMWA
Apr 21 2015
Programs and exhibitions from June–August 2015
WASHINGTON—This summer, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to present a wide range of exhibitions and programs, including gallery talks and a craft-inspired happy hour in conjunction with special exhibitions Super Natural and Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015. The information below is current as of April 2015. To find out more about programs at NMWA, visit the online calendar.
FREE COMMUNITY DAY
Sundays, June 7, July 5 and August 2, 12–5 p.m.
The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day at NMWA, with free admission to the public. Take this opportunity to explore current exhibitions as well as the museum’s collection. For a complete schedule of events, visit the online calendar.
Ongoing Gallery Talk Series: Lunchtime Gallery Talks Wednesdays, June 3–August 26, 12–12:30 p.m.
Price: Free. No reservations required. Meet at Information Desk.
These bite-size lunchtime talks are offered every Wednesday. Museum staff members facilitate interactive conversations, encouraging close looking and the investigation of the overarching themes of special exhibitions throughout the museum.
June 3: Daisy Makeig-Jones
June 10: Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015
June 17: Super Natural
June 24: Special Selections: Super Natural and Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015
July 1: Super Natural
July 8: Daisy Makeig-Jones
July 15: Vanessa Bell’s Hogarth Press Designs
July 22: Special Selections: Super Natural and Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015
July 29: Special Selections: Super Natural and Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015
August 5: Daisy Makeig-Jones
August 12: Special Selections: Super Natural and Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015
August 19: Super Natural
August 26: Super Natural
Concert: Yaritza Veliz, Soprano
Wednesday, June 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Price: Free. Reservations are required. Reserve online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional questions, contact
202-785-1746 (Cultural Department, Embassy of Chile)
Yaritza Veliz, A Woman to Listen To
Yaritza Veliz, a native of Coquimbo, Chile, won first prize—among 47 contestants from all regions of Chile—at the Women to Listen To Lyrical Singing Contest, held in Santiago, Chile, organized by the Chile Committee of NMWA in conjunction with Universidad Mayor. She has participated in the Gala Concert for young talents in Santiago and has performed at a special event at Chile’s Presidential Palace; as a soloist soprano with the Youth Orchestra of La Antena at the Municipal Theater in Santiago; and as a soloist at a ceremony at the National Congress of Chile honoring former President of Chile Patricio Aylwin. She has also performed with tenors Tito Beltrán, Gonzalo Tomkowiak and Jose Azocar. The concert is organized by the Chile Committee of NMWA in conjunction with the Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.
NMWA Nights: Earthly Delights
Thursday, June 11, 6–8:30 p.m.
Price: $25 non-members; $15 members. Price includes two drink tickets. Reservations recommended. To reserve online, visit http://nmwa.org/events/nmwa-nights-earthly-delights.
Channel your crafty side during this happy hour event. Enjoy specialty refreshments, try your hand at activities inspired by Super Natural and Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015, and take themed tours of the exhibition and museum’s collection. Please note this event is 21+.
NMWA Nights: Earthly Delights is hosted in partnership with the NMWA Young pARTners Circle.
Transformations: Maria Sibylla Merian in South America
Sunday, July 12, 2–3 p.m.
Price: Free. No reservations required.
Kim Todd, author of Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis, presents a lecture on Maria Sibylla Merian’s 1699 trip to Suriname, looking at the ways her research there shaped her art and understanding of the natural world. Book sale and signing to follow.