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Women’s History Month 2014 at NMWA

Feb 06 2014

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents a celebration of Women’s History Month, featuring exhibitions, programs and events to honor women’s contributions to the arts.

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Community Day: Celebrate National Quilting Month at NMWA

Sunday, March 16, 12–5 p.m.
Price: Free
Do you have questions that have been needling you about quilts? Join us for National Quilting Month and find the answers! Learn more about the quilt techniques, materials and processes on view in the exhibition “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts through in-gallery demonstrations by area quilt-guild members. For a complete schedule, visit NMWA’s online calendar.

Judy Chicago and Jane Gerhard in Dialogue

Sunday, March 2, artist conversation 5–6 p.m.; book sale and signing 6–7 p.m.
Price: $10 general, $8 members, seniors and students. Reservations required online at
In conjunction with the exhibition Judy Chicago: Circa ’75 on view January 17–April 13, pioneer artist of the feminist movement Judy Chicago and historian and author Jane Gerhard will discuss their new books, Gerhard’s The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism, and Chicago’s Institutional Time: A Critique of Studio Art Education, in which she explores art education. Book signings and a 75th-birthday celebration for Chicago will follow.

SWAN Day Staged-Reading Marathon
Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Price: Free
NMWA celebrates SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) with staged readings of fresh, thought-provoking plays by U.S. women playwrights. Featured works will be directed by women stage directors from D.C. Drop by and see one play, or stay for all of them. For all SWAN Day events, visit

Catch the Quilting Bug–Crazy for Crazy Quilts
Sunday, March 16, 12–5 p.m.

Price: $15 general; $13 members, seniors and students. Reservations required by emailing
Want to try your hand at quilt-making techniques? Artist Jennifer Lindsay offers the second of three hands-on quilt workshops designed to instruct and engage audiences ages 10 and up. Children 10–14 must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for individuals with basic hand-sewing skills. Materials and instruction provided.

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National Museum of Women in the Arts