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Winter 2017 Calendar of Events at NMWA

Nov 17 2017

Programs and Exhibitions from Dec. 2017–Feb. 2018


Drop-In Tour: Fierce Women
Sundays, December 3, 2017 and January 7 and February 4, 2018, 1–2 p.m.
The Women’s Museum is brimming with artwork by and about women who thrived as professionals and influencers despite social norms that denounced such public, “unfeminine” behavior. Discover a diverse cast of “fierce women” who refused to let men define their place; thumbed their noses at the limited roles society accorded them; and blazed trails as artists, activists and innovators. From the 16th-century painter who was the family breadwinner to the contemporary photographer shaping new dialogues about gender roles, the women you encounter prove that fierce gets the job done. This unconventional, edgy and fast-paced tour is fun, fearless and free. No reservations required, but space is limited. First-come, first-served—sign up at the Information Desk upon arrival. Tour departs from the Great Hall.


Friday, December 15, 2017, 8–10 a.m.
Presented in partnership with CreativeMorningsDC, a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Free. Reservations required. Register online starting December 11.


Firsthand Experience Workshop: Responsive Poetry
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Spontaneity, individual expression and emotion are key elements of the visual art featured in Magnetic Fields, as well as in the work of poets. D.C.-based poet Danielle Badra shares her experience writing poetry in direct response to a variety of art forms. This workshop provides the tools and time for participants to stretch their poetic muscles and use the works on view as the inspiration for their own written creations. All experience levels welcome. Ages 13 and older. Reservations required. $25 general; $15 members, seniors, students. Reserve online.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts