Talks and Tours

The Bigger Picture

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sun, Feb 25, 2024
2:00 to 3:30 pm ET

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations Required.
General admission: $25
Students, seniors, D.C. residents: $22
Members: $20
Free for Circles Members. Please call 202-783-7986 to register.

Location

Susan Swartz Studio, 4th floor

In this mixed-media painting, awash in bright orange, a seated, heavy-set, dark-skinned man stares confidently at the viewer. An overlaid pattern of white, blue, and brown circles covers him and the background.
This is no ordinary “art in the dark” survey! Nourish your curiosity about women in art history.

Event Description

Face to Face

Looking to expand your knowledge of women’s contributions to the history of Western art? Tired of outdated surveys that still marginalize them? Join us for a new monthly series that shakes up the traditional chronological and stylistic narratives by exploring art from the 16th century to today through the lens of the museum’s collection and thematic topics. During sessions that combine lectures with conversations in the galleries, Director of Education and Interpretation Deborah Gaston recounts compelling biographies, introduces mediums and genres in which women have innovated, and invites participants to share their own observations and insights.

Who is present and who is absent from the history of portraiture? Consider portrait artists and their subjects from multiple centuries and discover the ways contemporary artists engage, disrupt, and extend that legacy.

Questions? Email education@nmwa.org.

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Multi-session Discount

10% Discount applied when you register for at least four different lectures at the same time (paid in a single transaction).
20% Discount applied when you register for all eight lectures at the same time (paid in a single transaction).

Accessibility

Accessibility Inquiries

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