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  • Jami Porter Lara, selected works from Go On Now, 2016; Pit-fired clay, 167 sculptures, 3–6 x 2 ½–3 ½ in. diameter each; Courtesy Central Features Contemporary Art; Photo by Addison Doty
    Mar 29 2017

    MAR 29 Gallery Talk: Border Crossing

    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.
  • Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton
    Mar 29 2017

    FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton—How can makers change the world?

    7–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Explore how hands-on making, designing and building can inspire a new generation of innovators.
  • Visitors gaze at Petah Coyne’s work; Photo: Laura Hoffman, NMWA
    Apr 02 2017

    Free Community Day: April

    12–5 p.m. FREE. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Installation view of From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir, showing desk and chair piled with magazines and books
    Apr 02 2017

    The Many Faces of Simone de Beauvoir: Author, Philosopher, Feminist

    1–3 p.m. Free. Reservations Required. Explore the life, work, and impact of Simone de Beauvoir with a panel of scholars.
  • Polly Apfelbaum, Emperor Twist, 2015; Woodblock print on handmade paper, 25 3/8 x 25 3/8 in.; Printed and published by Durham Press; Image courtesy of Durham Press; © Durham Press and the artist
    Apr 05 2017

    APR 05 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.
  • Jami Porter Lara firing, © Jessamyn Lovell
    Apr 06 2017

    Artists in Conversation: Jami Porter Lara

    6:30–9 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a reception and an artist-led gallery talk, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition “Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara.”
  • Slow Art Day 2017 logo
    Apr 08 2017

    Slow Art Day

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. Reservations Recommended. Participate in the international Slow Art Day movement at NMWA to look at and discuss art from the museum’s collection.
  • Jami Porter Lara, LDS-MHB-WVBR-0416CE-08, 2016; Pit-fired clay, 11 x 10 x 3 1/2 in.; On loan from Debra Baxter, Photo by Addison Doty
    Apr 12 2017

    APR 12 Gallery Talk: Border Crossing

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by a NMWA Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight.
  • Sharon Core, Employees of De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam, from the series "Company" (detail), 2002; Chromogenic color print, 32 x 62 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C.; © Sharon Core, Image courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery
    Apr 19 2017

    APR 19 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.
  • Photo of Lydia Brown
    Apr 19 2017

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Lydia Brown

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Registration Required. Our 2015–16 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series continues with pianist Lydia Brown.
  • 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. Reservations Required. 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.
  • 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.

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.
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