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  • Joana Vasconcelos, Viriato (detail), 2005; Faience dog and handmade cotton crochet, 29 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C.; © Joana Vasconcelos, © 2005 Luis Vasconcelos/Courtesy Atelier Joana Vasconcelos
    Jun 28 2017

    JUN 28 Gallery Talk: Revival

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight.
  • Jul 02 2017

    Free Community Day: July

    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!
  • Close-up image of sculpture made of twisted pieces of rubber tires
    Jul 02 2017

    Tour: Collection Selections

    1–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. Free. NMWA offers this lunchtime drop-in tour during our July Free Community Day.
  • Image of a telephone handset with taxidermy quail chicks coming out of the receiver
    Jul 05 2017

    JUL 05 Gallery Talk: Revival

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • 2016 ABC Teacher Institute participant experimenting with color on the cover of her flag book
    Jul 10 2017 to Jul 14 2017

    2017 ABC Teacher Institute

    MON, JUL 10–FRI, JUL 14; 9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day. Participate in the 2017 ABC Teacher Institute, a free intensive professional development opportunity.
  • Image of a bronze sculpture of a woman with wooden antlers hanging upside down
    Jul 12 2017

    JUL 12 Gallery Talk: Revival

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Denise Rudd
    Jul 15 2017

    JUL 15 Firsthand Experience: Mixed-Media Sculptures

    9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in mixed-media sculpture workshop inspired by “Revival.” Designed for ages 13 and up.
  • Sculptural book format created by 2015 Advanced Teacher Institute participant.
    Jul 17 2017 to Jul 21 2017

    2017 Advanced Teacher Institute

    MON, JUL 17–FRI, JUL 21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Participate in the 2017 Advanced Teacher Institute, a free intensive professional development opportunity exclusively for ABC Teacher Institute alumni.
  • A group of fashionably dressed African Americans in the 1920s in a black and white photograph. The title reads “Paris Noir, African Americans in the City of Light”
    Jul 18 2017

    Film: Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light

    7-9:00 p.m. Reservations Required. As part of the 2017 March on Washington Film Festival, enjoy an evening highlighting women in the arts who are significant voices for social justice.
  • Image of the profile of a baby wearing a black shirt
    Jul 19 2017

    JUL 19 Gallery Talk: Revival

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight.
  • Winnie documentary poster
    Jul 19 2017

    Film: Winnie

    6-9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. As part of the 2017 March on Washington Film Festival, enjoy an evening highlighting women in the arts who are significant voices for social justice.
  • Image of several children leaning into to the center of the frame
    Jul 26 2017

    JUL 26 Gallery Talk: Revival

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Close-up image of a wreath made of hair
    Aug 02 2017

    AUG 02 Gallery Talk: Revival

    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.
  • Three visitors stand in front of a large work containing 4 octogons by Judy Chicago
    Aug 06 2017

    Free Community Day: August

    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 a woman's face on a pink background, made of black rhinestones
    Aug 06 2017

    Tour: Fierce Women

    1–2 p.m. No reservations required, but space is limited. Attend a free drop-in tour celebrating the “fierce women” who blazed trails as artists, activists, and innovators.
  • Image of three giant blue ribbons of fabric attached to the wall and cascading onto the floor
    Aug 09 2017

    AUG 09 Gallery Talk: Revival

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Image of a pig-like creature gazing at a baby version of the same creature
    Aug 16 2017

    AUG 16 Gallery Talk: Revival

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.

Exhibitions

  • 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
    Jun 23 2017 to Sep 10 2017

    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.
  • Acrylic on canvas work by Colombian artist Fanny Sanín
    Jul 14 2017 to Oct 29 2017

    Equilibrium: Fanny Sanín

    On view July 14–October 29, 2017. This exhibition explores the rigorous working process of pioneering Colombian-born artist Fanny Sanín, known for her colorful geometric abstract compositions.
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