Signature Programs

A dark-skinned adult woman stands at a podium at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to speak. She has short dreadlocks, jewelry, and a jacket with a large purple and black plaid print on it. Behind her is a screen with the words 'Women, Arts, & Social Change.'
Learn about some of the museum’s signature educational and public programs for visitors of all ages. Visit our calendar for the full schedule of events.
Photo credit: Kevin Allen

Fresh Talk

Fresh Talk is the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative’s signature program. This series features cause-driven conversations with artists, designers, activists, social innovators, and others. These virtual programs empower women, spark community involvement, and engage new audiences.

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The Tea

In this online series, women musicians perform original work via live-stream on the museum’s social media channels on the first Friday of the month. Each session includes a short interview, conducted over a cup of tea, which explores the artist’s creative process.

NMWA xChange

This monthly talk show, a spin-off of the 2021 GLAMi award-winning series BMA x NMWA, connects viewers to NMWA and its mission to champion women artists. Join as hosts from the museum interview special guests including artists, educators and curators; consider topics relevant to our world; and offer insight into collaborations that NMWA is fostering while its building is closed for renovation.  

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Art Chats

Jumpstart your weekend with art: every Friday at 5 p.m. (ET), join NMWA educators for informal 45-minute art chats about selected artworks from NMWA’s collection. Each week a new sampling of artworks will be considered. You can even enjoy your favorite happy hour drink or snack during the sessions.

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Collection Highlights

Join a virtual “tour” from home! During this interactive, docent-led presentation, participants will look closely and discuss artworks from the museum’s collection. Join in as often as you like—docents select the artworks, so tour content will vary.

Virtual Happy Hour

NMWA’s virtual happy hours celebrate the life and work of women artists. Join us for this spirited program series, which includes a virtual artist-inspired specialty cocktail. Each happy hour, NMWA staff and special guest speakers share artworks and stories.

There are two nude torsos side by side. On the left, the torso has a lighter patch of skin that outlines Africa and reads 'Bright Dark Continent.' On the right, the torso has a darker patch of skin that outlines Germany and in light letters reads 'Burn Out Country.'
Mwangi Hutter, Static Drift, 2001; 2 c-prints on aluminum (diptych), 29 1/2 x 40 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of The Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, DC; Photo by Lee Stalsworth