National Museum of Women in the Arts honors Maria Grazia Chiuri, Judy Chicago and Mellody Hobson at 2022 Spring Gala

2019 Spring Gala, courtesy of Tony Powell


On Friday, April 8, 2022, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) hosts its annual black-tie gala, made possible by Dior. This year’s gala will honor Dior’s first woman Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, feminist artist Judy Chicago and co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson each with NMWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Join gala co-chairs Ashley Davis and Marlene Malek alongside luminaries from Washington’s diplomatic, governmental and social communities. The Ambassador of France, Mr. Philippe Étienne will be our Honorary Diplomatic Chair. The event will feature a seated dinner and entertainment. This will be the first gala held since 2019. NMWA looks forward to continuing this much-loved tradition of gathering each spring in celebration of the museum’s important work and honoring groundbreaking women in arts.


Friday, April 8, 2022

Cocktails: 6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Entertainment: 7:30 p.m.


National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Valet parking available


Presenting Sponsor


Gold Patron

RBC Wealth Management

Pearl Patrons

The Annenberg Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Marcia Carlucci
Ashley Davis and Joel Frushone
Martha Dippell and Danny Korengold / Ourisman Fairfax and Chantilly Toyota of Virginia
Sara and Joel Fagen
General Motors
Winton and Hap Holladay
Britlan and Fred Malek
Marlene Malek
Jacqueline Badger Mars
Michelle and Chris Olson
Pernod Ricard
Shaffer Wealth Advisors
Patti and George White

Special thanks to Jordan Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

For more information, please contact or 202-266-2815.


The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.

The museum building is closed for a major renovation, with plans to reopen in fall 2023. Visit for more information. During the building closure, NMWA continues its mission-based work and engages supporters and friends through a dynamic slate of online programs and eventsoff-site and virtual exhibitions, and digital content. For information, call 202-783-5000, visit nmwa.orgBroad Strokes blogFacebookTwitter or Instagram.