Women’s History Month

Image of five women dancing and wearing banana skirts
Faith Ringgold, American Collection #4: Jo Baker’s Bananas, 1997; Purchased with funds donated by the Estate of Barbara Bingham Moore, Olga V. Hargis Family Trusts and the Members Acquisition Fund. Photograph courtesy of the artist; © 1997 Faith Ringgold

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us!

The museum’s mission year-round is to address gender imbalance in the art world, but every March—Women’s History Month—NMWA has an opportunity to catch the attention of a wider audience to celebrate women artists. Find out what’s happening this year!

What’s on for Women’s History Month 2017


  • Can you name #5WomenArtists? Join in the second year of NMWA’s popular social media campaign to highlight women in the arts by taking the challenge and following/posting about #5WomenArtists on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and tag us @WomenInTheArts.


  • #5WomenArtists Scavenger Hunt, daily in March. Players will explore NMWA’s collection and snap photos to share on social media. Instructions at the info desk and here.
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2017, March 11. Forty-four participants edited 83 Wikipedia articles about women artists.
  • FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton, March 29, 7–9:30 p.m. Artist Ann Hamilton and designer Emily Pilloton discuss the impact of making on learning and inspiring future innovators.


  • #ArtMadness: NMWA anchors four slots of the “bracket” in the Albright-Knox Gallery’s NCAA March Madness-themed competition. This year features exclusively female artists. Starts March 14.
  • Takeovers and Events:

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