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  • Laura Gilpin, Maria Martinez Making Pottery, 1959; Gelatin silver print, 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.; Eugene B. Adkins Collection at Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman; © 1979 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
    Feb 22 2017

    FEB 22 Gallery Talk: New Ground

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • 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
    Mar 01 2017

    MAR 01 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 Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center Sarah Osborne Bender.
  • A visitor studies Remedios Varo’s work; Photo: Emily Haight, NMWA
    Mar 05 2017

    Free Community Day: March

    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!
  • Image of the cover of “At the Existentialist Café,” by Sarah Bakewell
    Mar 05 2017

    Reading Group: At the Existentialist Café

    1–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a moderated discussion about Sarah Bakewell’s “At the Existentialist Café,” in conjunction with the exhibition “From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir.”
  • Jami Porter Lara, LDS-MHB-SNBR-0416CE-06, 2016; Pit-fired clay, 10 x 7 1/2 x 3 in.; On loan from Evie and Ryan Simon; and LDS-MHB-SNBR-0416CE-07, 2016; Pit-fired clay, 10 x 7 1/2 x 3 in.; Collection of John O’Hern, Photo by Geistlight Photography
    Mar 08 2017

    MAR 08 Gallery Talk: Border Crossing

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Image of a woman shouting out the word "edit" by Art+Feminism
    Mar 11 2017

    Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2017

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. Reservations Required. Help us add and update Wikipedia articles about notable women artists.
  • 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 15 2017

    MAR 15 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 still from Kivalina film
    Mar 19 2017

    Environmental Film Festival: Kivalina

    3:00—5:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. Join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Kivalina with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
  • Laura Gilpin, Maria Martinez Making Pottery (detail), 1959; Gelatin silver print, 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.; Eugene B. Adkins Collection at Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman; © 1979 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, L2007.0788
    Mar 22 2017

    MAR 22 Gallery Talk: New Ground

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • photo still from KONELĪNE film
    Mar 22 2017

    Environmental Film Festival: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    6:30—9:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. Join us for the Washington, D.C. film premiere of KONELĪNE with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
  • Composite image of blackware pottery works by Maria Martinez and Jami Lara Porter with detail of Chakaia Booker's Acid Rain tire sculpture
    Mar 23 2017

    Teacher Program: Making Connections

    5–7:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a teacher program introducing the new thematic installation of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions “Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara” and “New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin” through hands-on and in-gallery activities.
  • 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

    Explore the life, work, and impact of Simone de Beauvoir.

  • 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, 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 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.”

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 simultaneously ordered and spontaneous.
  • 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.