Virtual Happy Hour: Celebrating Black Women Printmakers

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Wed, Mar 16, 2022
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration required.



A black-and-white print of two dark-skinned individuals in profile, facing left. The person in the background is an older adult wearing a brimmed hat, and in the foreground and slightly to the right is a young child with coarse hair cut close to the head.
Join NMWA staff for a virtual happy hour to celebrate Black women printmakers.

Event Description

Cheers to Black women printmakers!

Join staff of the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a virtual happy hour to celebrate Black women printmakers! We will make a specialty cocktail (or mocktail) in the artists’ honor, share artworks and stories, and explore the museum’s collection and archives.

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join. This program is free, but if you would like to support these programs and others like them, please consider making a donation.

Special Guest:

Andra ‘AJ’ Johnson will be teaching us how to make a specially created cocktail inspired by a Marisol artwork in the NMWA collection. Johnson has been part of the DMV restaurant scene for years and currently serves as the Bar Director for the Serenata/Zumo cocktail bar in La Cosecha. She is a co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week and her forthcoming book, White Plates, Black Faces, tells the stories of people of color in the restaurant industry.

Featured Cocktail: M. A. B. L. E.

Prepare for the event by making sure you’re ready to create the specialty cocktail.

Ingredients for Cocktail:

  • 1.5 oz Mijenta Reposado Tequila (or reposado tequila of your choice)
  • 0.75 oz Amarula Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Appleton Rum
  • 0.25 oz maple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 3 edible rhinestones or a manicured orange peel for garnish

Preferred Glassware: martini or coupe glass

Additional Tools: shaker tin, strainer, ice, peeler and paring knife if garnishing with orange peel