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  • Image of four women standing in front of a textile sculpture
    Apr 21 2017 to Apr 22 2017

    2017 30th Anniversary Spring Gala

    6:30 p.m. Sold Out. Celebrate with NMWA as it holds its annual spring gala.
  • Berthe Morisot, The Cage, 1885; Oil on canvas; 19 7/8 x 15 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
    Apr 26 2017

    APR 26 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Polly Apfelbaum, Night Flowering, 2009; Woodblock print on handmade paper, 15 x 15 in.; Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in Honor of National Museum of Women in the Arts Chief Curator Kathryn A. Wat and the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Photo by Lee Stalsworth; © Polly Apfelbaum
    May 03 2017

    MAY 03 Gallery Talk: Chromatic Scale

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Photo of visitors looking at artworks hung on the wall
    May 07 2017

    Free Community Day: May

    12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Image of the cover of "The Woman Destroyed," by Simone de Beauvoir
    May 07 2017

    Reading Group: The Woman Destroyed

    1–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a moderated discussion about Simone de Beauvoir’s short story “The Woman Destroyed” in conjunction with the exhibition “From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir.”
  • Photograph of Amy Sherald
    May 09 2017

    Artists in Conversation: Amy Sherald

    6:30–9 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a reception and an artist-led gallery talk featuring Baltimore-based painter Amy Sherald.
  • Letizia Cariello, Piccola colazione per due (Breakfast for Two), 2000; Cibachrome print, 27 1/2 x 39 1/2 in; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection
    May 10 2017

    MAY 10 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston.
  • Image of a long wooden table with dozens of women sitting around it and a mountain backdrop
    May 10 2017

    Cultural Capital: 50/50 Day Film Screening

    6:30–8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. Join us for a screening of the documentary “50/50,” followed by conversation about achieving a more gender-balanced world.
  • Simone de Beauvoir at home, photo by Bettina Flitner
    May 17 2017

    MAY 17 Gallery Talk: From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center Sarah Osborne Bender.
  • Visitors in NMWA's galleries
    May 18 2017

    FREE Art Museum Day

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. NMWA celebrates AAMD Art Museum Day with free admission to the museum.
  • NASA Goddard photo courtesy Creative Commons
    May 21 2017

    FRESH TALK: How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?

    4:30–8 p.m. Reservations Required. Join us for a conversation about the arts inspiring environmental advocacy.
  • Judy Chicago, Test Plate for Virginia Woolf from The Dinner Party, 1978; Glazed porcelain, 14 in. diameter, Gift of Elizabeth A. Sackler in honor of Wilhelmina Cole Holladay and the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
    May 24 2017

    MAY 24 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Susanna Phillips; photo by Dario Acosta
    May 24 2017

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Susanna Phillips

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Registration Required. Our 2016–17 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series concludes with soprano Susanna Phillips.
  • Sonya Clark, Afro Abe II (detail), 2012; $5 dollar bill and hand-embroidered thread; overall: 4 in x 6 in; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, © Sonya Y. S. Clark
    May 31 2017

    MAY 31 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston.
  • A visitor looks at Fanny Sanin’s work; Photo: Emily Haight, NMWA
    Jun 04 2017

    Free Community Day: June

    12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Lois Mailou Jones, Arreau, Hautes-Pyrenees (detail), 1949; Oil on canvas; 19 1/2 in x 24 in; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Gladys P. Payne
    Jun 04 2017

    JUN 04 Tour: Collection Selections

    1–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. Free. NMWA offers this lunchtime drop-in tour during our June Free Community Day.
  • Angela Strassheim, Untitled (Prayer) (detail), 2005; Chromogenic color print; Overall: 30 in x 40 in; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, © Angela Strassheim
    Jun 07 2017

    JUNE 07 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.

Exhibitions

  • Maria Martinez and Julian Martinez, Storage jar, ca. 1940; Polished blackware pottery with matte slip paint, 16 x 22 1/4 in. diameter; Philbrook Museum of Art, Gift of Clark Field
    Feb 17 2017 to May 14 2017

    New Ground

    On view February 17–May 14, 2017. Pottery by Maria Martinez and photographs by Laura Gilpin illuminate the midcentury Southwest as a nuanced and dynamic environment.
  • Jami Porter Lara, LDS-MHB-3SBR-0916CE-01, 2016; Pit-fired clay, 16 x 8 in. diameter; Courtesy Central Features Contemporary Art; Photo by Addison Doty
    Feb 17 2017 to May 14 2017

    Border Crossing

    On view February 17–May 14, 2017. Explore recent work by Jami Porter Lara, who hand-builds and pit-fires clay sculptures resembling an icon of modernity—the plastic bottle.
  • Polly Apfelbaum, “Byzantine Rocker 6,” 2014; Woodblock print on handmade paper, 24 1/8 x 37 in.; Printed and published by Durham Press; Image courtesy of Durham Press, © Durham Press and the artist
    Mar 10 2017 to Jul 02 2017

    Chromatic Scale

    On view March 10–July 2, 2017. Polly Apfelbaum employs bright colors and abstract motifs in her prints, using methods that are both ordered and spontaneous.
  • Image of a woman in a shimmering gold dress sitting on the floor facing away from the camera
    Apr 12 2017 to Apr 12 2018

    Revival

    On view June 23–September 10, 2017. "Revival" illuminates how women working in sculpture, photography, and video use spectacle and scale for expressive effect.
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