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  • Detail images of work by Mira Dancy (left) and Suzanne McClelland (right); Courtesy of the artists
    Dec 13 2016

    Artists in Conversation: “NO MAN’S LAND” with Mira Dancy and Suzanne McClelland

    6:30–9 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a reception and an artist-led gallery talk, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition “NO MAN'S LAND.”
  • Li Shurui, I am not ready…(detail), 2013; Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 98 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Dec 14 2016

    DEC 14 Gallery Talk: NO MAN’S LAND

    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.
  • Shinique Smith, Menagerie (detail), 2007; Mixed media on canvas, 72 x 48 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Dec 21 2016

    DEC 21 Gallery Talk: NO MAN’S LAND

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor.
  • Mickalene Thomas, Whatever You Want (detail), 2004; Acrylic, rhinestone, and enamel on panel; 48 x 36 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Jan 04 2017

    JAN 04 Gallery Talk: NO MAN’S LAND

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Family in galleries; Photo: Dakota Fine
    Jan 08 2017

    Free Community Day: January

    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!
  • Hayv Kahraman, Prelude (detail), 2011; Oil on panel, 36 x 24 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Jan 08 2017

    Tour: NO MAN'S LAND

    1–2 p.m. FREE. No Reservations Required. NMWA offers this lunchtime drop-in tour for the last day of “No Man’s Land” during our January Free Community Day.
  • Colette Fu, Wa Hair Swinging Dance, from the series "We are Tiger Dragon People," 2012; Artist's book with color prints, 25 x 24 x 8 in. (open); Courtesy of the artist; Photo: Lee Stalsworth
    Jan 11 2017

    JAN 11 Gallery Talk: Wanderer/Wonderer

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curator of Book Arts Krystyna Wasserman.
  • Alma Woodsey Thomas, Orion, 1973; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
    Jan 18 2017

    JAN 18 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.
  • NMWA visitors gaze up at Kiki Kogelnik’s “Superwoman,” Photo: Laura Hoffman, NMWA
    Jan 21 2017 to Jan 22 2017

    Free Community Weekend

    SAT JAN 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and SUN JAN 22, 12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. Enjoy a special community weekend at NMWA—enjoy FREE admission to the museum all weekend!
  • Chakaia Booker, Acid Rain (detail), 2001; Museum purchase: Members’ Acquisition Fund
    Jan 25 2017

    JAN 25 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.
  • Woman with film camera; photo by Getty Images
    Jan 25 2017

    Cultural Capital: New Venues and Vehicles for Women in Film

    7–9 p.m. Free. Reservations Required. Explore how the internet and advances in technology have changed the landscape of film-making, particularly for women.
  • Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun, Portrait of Princess Belozersky, 1798; Gift of Rita M. Cushman in memory of George A. Rentschler
    Feb 01 2017

    FEB 01 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.
  • Colette Fu, Wa Hair Swinging Dance, from the series "We are Tiger Dragon People," 2012; Artist's book with color prints, 25 x 24 x 8 in. (open); Courtesy of the artist; Photo: Lee Stalsworth
    Feb 05 2017

    Free Community Day: February

    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!
  • Petah Coyne, Untitled #781, 1994; Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in honor of the artist; © Petah Coyne, Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York
    Feb 05 2017

    Feb 05 Tour: Collection Selections

    1–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. Free. NMWA offers this lunchtime drop-in tour during our February Free Community Day.
  • Dead Man Walking poster by Cade Martin
    Feb 05 2017

    Cultural Capital: Dead Man Walking

    4–6 p.m. Free. Reservations Required. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Washington National Opera’s production of “Dead Man Walking.”
  • Clockwise from back left: Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring, Nightsong, no. 18 of Dead Feminists Broadside Series; Kathy Miller, Trains; Kathy Miller, about … ART; Diane Weintraub, The Birthday Suite; Sue Johnson, Duster; Image courtesy of the Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts
    Feb 08 2017

    FEB 08 Gallery Talk: Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books

    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.
  • Catherine Manoukian; photo by Tony Briggs
    Feb 08 2017

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Catherine Manoukian

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Registration Required. Our 2016–17 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series begins with violinist Catherine Manoukian

Exhibitions

  • Nina Chanel Abney, Khaaliqua & Jeff (detail), 2007; Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 63 3/4 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Sep 30 2016 to Jan 08 2017

    NO MAN’S LAND

    On view September 30, 2016–January 8, 2017. Explore works by 37 artists from the Rubell Family Collection, which focus on the process of making and images of the female body.
  • Colette Fu, Rodin Museum: Lovers, from the series “Haunted Philadelphia,” 2005–06; Artist’s book with color prints, Chinese Joss paper, and Philadelphia newspapers, 53 x 36 x 22 in. (open); NMWA; Museum purchase with funds donated by Lynn Johnston and Julie Garcia; © Colette Fu; Photo by Lee Stalsworth
    Oct 14 2016 to Feb 26 2017

    Wanderer / Wonderer

    On view October 14, 2016–February 26, 2017. Colette Fu is renowned for her immense, sculptural pop-up books. This exhibition presents works from series inspired by her travels.
  • 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 (b. 1969), 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, 37 x 70 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 simultaneously ordered and spontaneous.