Urgent Museum Notice

Talks and Tours

The Bigger Picture

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sun, Mar 24, 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.


Susan Swartz Studio, 4th floor

A blue and white painted porcelain fortune cookie depicting a woman in a hanbok standing in a garden of tall trees dotted with large peaches with faces and beaks on them. On the cookie’s edge is a red stamp with the artist’s name.
This is no ordinary “art in the dark” survey! Nourish your curiosity about women in art history.

Event Description

Object Lessons

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 Tired of outdated surveys that still marginalize them?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.

Women helped pioneer the development of still life as an independent subject category and continued to create imagery that tells stories of lives, cultures, and eras through the things humans own, collect, consume, and value.

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 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.