Urgent Museum Notice

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. Join gala co-chairs Ashley Davis and Marlene Malek and NMWA patrons for a special night at the museum’s largest annual fundraising event, which supports NMWA’s special exhibitions, and diverse education and public programming initiatives. The Ambassador of France, Mr. Philippe Étienne will be our Honorary Diplomatic Chair. The event will feature a seated dinner and entertainment. Luminaries from Washington’s diplomatic, governmental and social communities are expected to attend. 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. 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


Sponsors at these levels will receive special VIP opportunities, as well as public recognition in print and online:
Diamond Patron $100,000
Gold Patron $50,000
Pearl Patron $25,000
Silver Patron $15,000
Crystal Patron $5,000

Individual tickets are $1,500 per person.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 2022 Spring Gala is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Dior.


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 nmwa.org/renovation 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.