After Hours

NMWA Nights

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Wed, Feb 21, 2024
5:30 to 8 pm

Tickets and Reservations

This event is sold out. A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available. First come first served.
General admission: $25
Students, seniors, D.C. residents: $22
Members: $20
Explorer Members ($180+) and above: always admitted free. If sold out, please email to reserve your ticket.
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A visitor with medium skin tone and brown curly hair wearing a white and red floral head scarf, ochre sleeveless shirt, black backwards fanny pack, multicolored tote bag, and jeans stands facing a large floating bookcase filled with art books and catalogues.
Take part in our extended hours program featuring art, music, cocktails, and art-making.

Event Description

About the Event

Join us on the third Wednesday evening of each month for a creative and engaging after-hours experience!

Check out an interactive installation organized by Black Art Library, a Detroit-based mobile collection of Black visual art books and other art history ephemera. Black Art Library provides access to the rich legacy of Black art, aesthetics, and history. Additionally, make a bookmark, browse the Museum Shop, and listen to a performance by DC-based vocalist and songwriter Cecily.

The Black Art Library installation at NMWA Nights is curated by Asmaa Walton and organized by Elizabeth Ajunwa, director of the museum’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center and Kelley Daley, director of public programs.

Admission includes two drink tickets (mocktails available) and access to the museum’s collection and special exhibitions.


Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.