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  • 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.
  • Jiha Moon, Leia, 2013; Ceramic, glaze; Overall: 13 in x 8 in x 8 in; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, © Jiha Moon
    Jun 14 2017

    JUNE 14 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor.
  • “Superwomen” book by Carolyn Cocca with cover art by Alice Marwick, Courtesy Bloomsbury Press
    Jun 14 2017

    FRESH TALK: Who are the new superwomen of the universe?

    7–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Explore how new superwomen are leading the fight for justice and dispelling traditional stereotypes in fiction and beyond.
  • Sharon Core, Single Rose, 1997; Color print, 14 x 13 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
    Jun 21 2017

    JUNE 21 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.
  • Three visitors look on to a print by Miriam Schapiro
    Jun 22 2017

    Member Preview Day: Revival

    110 a.m.–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. Are you a NMWA member? Be the first to explore our exciting new exhibition, “Revival,” during Member Preview Day.
  • DJ overlooks Great Hall, lit by purple lights and strobe
    Jun 22 2017

    Opening Party: Revival

    7:30–11 p.m. Reservations Required. Join us to celebrate the opening of the special exhibition “Revival” and prepare for a miracle!
  • 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.

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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