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  • Gabriele Münter, Breakfast of the Birds, 1934; © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
    Aug 03 2016

    AUG 03 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor.
  • Aug 07 2016

    Free Community Day: August

    12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Composite image of works by Alma Thomas, Joan Mitchell, Alison Saar, Lois Jones, Elaine de Kooning, Mary Cassatt, May Stevens, Amy Lamb, and Mickalene Thomas
    Aug 07 2016

    Tour: Collection Mash-Up

    1–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. NMWA offers this free drop-in tour during the Free Community Day in August.
  • Alison Saar, Snake Man, 1994. Woodcut and lithograph on paper, 33 1/2 x 42 1/2 in. Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in honor of the artist
    Aug 10 2016

    AUG 10 Gallery Talk: Alison Saar In Print

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Photo: Dakota Fine
    Aug 14 2016

    AUG 14: Free Summer Sunday

    12–5 p.m. Free. No Reservations Required. Enjoy free admission to the museum all day every Sunday in August!
  • Image of a sculpture by Bessie Vonnoh
    Aug 17 2016

    AUG 17 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Visitors in galleries; Photo: Dakota Fine
    Aug 21 2016

    AUG 21: Free Summer Sunday

    12–5 p.m. Free. No Reservations Required. Enjoy free admission to the museum all day every Sunday in August!
  • Petah Coyne, Untitled #781, 1994; Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in honor of the artist; © Petah Coyne, Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York
    Aug 24 2016

    AUG 24 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Visitors in galleries; Photo: Dakota Fine
    Aug 28 2016

    AUG 28: Free Summer Sunday

    12–5 p.m. Free. No Reservations Required. Enjoy free admission to the museum all day every Sunday in August!
  • Lavinia Fontana, Portrait of a Noblewoman, ca. 1580; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
    Aug 31 2016

    AUG 31 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor.
  • A child gazes at Audrey Niffenegger’s works; Photo: Laura Hoffman, NMWA
    Sep 04 2016

    Free Community Day: September

    12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Alma Woodsey Thomas, Orion, 1973; NMWA, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
    Sep 04 2016

    Tour: Collection Selections

    1–2 p.m. No Reservations Required. Free. NMWA offers this lunchtime drop-in tour during our September Free Community Day.
  • Alison Saar, Mirror, Mirror: Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II (detail), 2014; Woodcut on chine-collé, 40 1/2 x 23 1/3 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., Promised gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in Honor of Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Dean Emerita of Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; © Alison Saar, Photo: Lee Stalsworth
    Sep 06 2016

    Artists in Conversation: Alison Saar

    6:30–9 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a reception and an artist-led gallery talk, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition “Alison Saar In Print.”
  • Detail image of Alison Saar's Compton Nocturne, 2012; Color lithograph on paper.
    Sep 07 2016

    SEPT 07 Gallery Talk: Alison Saar In Print

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Honor Freeman, Tupperware—Transforming a Chaotic Kitchen (detail), 2008; Slip-cast porcelain; variable (installation); National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C.
    Sep 14 2016

    SEPT 14 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Clara Peeters, Still Life of Fish and Cat (detail), after 1620; Oil on panel; 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmnia Holladay
    Sep 21 2016

    SEPT 21 Gallery Talk: Collection Selections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight.
  • Image of visitors standing in front of works by Elaine de Kooning and Alma Thomas
    Sep 24 2016

    Museum Day Live!

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets Required. NMWA celebrates Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! with free admission to the museum.

Exhibitions

  • Alison Saar, Compton Nocturne, 2012; Color lithograph, 19 ¼ x 25 in.; Promised Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in Honor of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; © Alison Saar, Photo: Lee Stalsworth
    Jun 10 2016 to Oct 10 2016

    Alison Saar In Print

    On view June 10–October 02, 2016. Alison Saar’s prints are inspired by the artist’s deep interest in history, identity, and cultures of the African diaspora.
  • Nina Chanel Abney, Khaaliqua & Jeff (detail), 2007; Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 63 3/4 in.; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
    Sep 30 2016 to Jan 08 2017

    NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

    On view September 30, 2016–January 8, 2017. Explore works by 37 artists from the Rubell Family Collection (RFC), which focus on the process of making as well as images of the female body.
  • Colette Fu, Rodin Museum: Lovers, from the series “Haunted Philadelphia,” 2005–06; Artist’s book with color prints, Chinese Joss paper, and Philadelphia newspapers, 53 x 36 x 22 in. (open); NMWA; Museum purchase with funds donated by Lynn Johnston and Julie Garcia; © Colette Fu; Photo by Lee Stalsworth
    Oct 14 2016 to Feb 26 2017

    Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu

    On view October 14, 2016–February 26, 2017. Colette Fu is renowned for her immense, sculptural pop-up books. This focus exhibition presents works from her series “Haunted Philadelphia” and “We are Tiger Dragon People.”
  • Gohar Dashti, Untitled #5 (detail), from the series “Today’s Life and War,” 2008, Chromogenic print, 27 5/8 x 41 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina, and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston; © Gohar Dashti
    Apr 08 2016 to Jul 31 2016

    She Who Tells a Story

    On view April 08, 2016–July 31, 2016. Explore contemporary works by pioneering women photographers challenging stereotypes about the cultures of Iran and the Arab world.