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2019_DC_NMWA_Butt40DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words
Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words
On view December 7, 2018–April 14, 2019
Trained in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting, Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt (b. 1969) reimagines the genre to feature contemporary female protagonists and political subject matter. While the intricate details...
2018_DC_NMWA_Bound46DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Bound to Amaze
Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career on view July 20–November 25, 2018
This focus exhibition celebrates the vision of Krystyna Wasserman, curator emerita, who assembled NMWA’s collection of more than 1,000 artists’ books over a thirty-year period. Although Wasserman also procured exquisite...
2016_DC_NMWA_Guerrilla_Girls8DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls items outside of the auditorium.
2018_DC_NMWA_Hung_Liu21DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Hung Liu In Print
Hung Liu In Print on view January 19–July 8, 2018
Hung Liu In Print invites viewers to explore the relationship between the artist’s multi-layered paintings and the palpable, physical qualities of her works on paper. To make her prints, Liu (b. 1948) uses an array of printing and collage techniques,...
2021_08_02C3_NMWA_Girlhood5DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood
Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood
Mar 03 to Aug 08, 2021
An icon of modern photography, Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015) created compassionate and candid portraits of subjects living outside of mainstream society. From street children in Seattle to circus performers in India, Mark captured the lives and stories of...
2019_DC_NMWA_More47DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: More is More: Multiples
More is More: Multiples
On view May 3–September 22, 2019
Distinctively placed between the worlds of art and retail, multiples leap off store shelves and into the hands of consumers, collectors, and museums worldwide. These artist-designed objects (often developed in collaboration with design firms,...
2018_DC_NMWA_Rodarte225DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Rodarte
Rodarte on view November 10, 2018–February 10, 2019
The celebrated American luxury fashion house Rodarte, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, is featured this fall in the first fashion exhibition organized by NMWA. Rodarte showcases the designers’ visionary concepts, impeccable craftsmanship,...
2016_DC_NMWA_Salon16DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Salon Style
Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection on view January 29–May 22, 2016:
The biennial Salon of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris was the preeminent exhibition venue for artists in the 18th century. In order to exhibit their work, artists had to be members of the Academy....
2019_DC_NMWA_Ursula47DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
On view March 22–July 28, 2019
This landmark exhibition of monumental sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard (b. 1942, Deensen, Germany) illuminates the process by which the artist gives outward visual form to her ideas and emotions. Expressive cedar...
2018_DC_NMWA_House42DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Exhibit: Women House
Women House on view March 9–May 28, 2018
Featuring work by thirty-six global artists, Women House challenges conventional ideas about gender and the domestic space. The exhibition is inspired by the landmark project Womanhouse, developed in 1972 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. With works that...
2018_DC_NMWA_Living33DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Library Exhibit: Making a Living: Women Artists Illustrating Books
Making a Living: Women Artists Illustrating Books
MAR 26 2018–JULY 27 2018
Many women artists in the first half of the twentieth century found work illustrating books. Working for large or niche publishing houses, creating cartoons or caricatures, or writing and illustrating their own books, these...
2019_DC_NMWA_Power52DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Library Exhibit: Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change
Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change
April 1 - August 30, 2019
A shared yearning for free expression has animated an enduring solidarity between women poets and artists. Using words and images, brimming with passion and determination, they communicate with and inspire one...
2014_DC_NMWA_Helena25DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Library Exhibit: The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena BochořŠkovŠ-DittrichovŠ
MAY 12–NOV 14 2014
The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena BochořŠkovŠ-DittrichovŠ
On view at the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center. Helena BochořŠkovŠ-DittrichovŠ (1894–1980) was a Czech graphic artist whose 1929 novel Z mého dětství (From My Childhood) is widely acknowledged to be...
2021_08_02C4_NMWA_NYASP6DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project
2018_DC_NMWA_NYASP34DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Betsabeť Romero
Betsabeť Romero
Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 20, 2020
The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeť Romero (b. 1963) form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. To create her four sculptures developed expressly for this installation, Romero assembled carved and painted tires into totemic...
2019_DC_NMWA_NYASP30DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Betsabeť Romero
Betsabeť Romero
Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 20, 2020
The dynamic works of Mexico City-based Betsabeť Romero (b. 1963) form the next chapter in the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. To create her four sculptures developed expressly for this installation, Romero assembled carved and painted tires into totemic...
2012_DC_NMWA_NYASP6DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Chakaia Booker
Chakaia Booker
Mar 8, 2012 - Apr 27. 2014

Internationally renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker works almost exclusively with recycled tires that are cut, shaped and folded, then woven into dynamic, highly textured sculptures. Her large-scale expressive works fuse ecological concerns with explorations of...
2015_DC_NMWA_NYASP20DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Magdalena Abakanowicz
Magdalena Abakanowicz†
Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 27, 2015
This installation included a range of figurative works by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. Her monumentally-scaled sculptures of grouped human figures and birds in flight exemplify issues universal to humankind: the power of nature, the force of...
2010_DC_NMWA_NYASP58DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Niki de Saint Phalle
Niki de Saint Phalle†
Apr 28 - Nov 7, 2010 & Mar 26 - Oct 30, 2011
Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculptures on view showcased the ancient art form of mosaic in a new, exciting way. Combining dynamic color and form, de Saint Phalle created vibrant, lively figures, which are partly inspired by the famous...
2006_DC_NMWA1DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2007_DC_NMWA56DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2010_DC_NMWA95DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2012_DC_NMWA64DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2016_DC_NMWA39DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2018_DC_NMWA50DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2019_DC_NMWA38DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2020_DC_NMWA17DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
Including Trap Bob painting a mural for the museum.
2021_07_05B2_NMWA3DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2021_08_02C1_NMWA223DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
2016_DC_Written_Water_16032096Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Written on Water" w/Merri Lisa Trigilio and Kaitlin Whitman @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
WRITTEN ON WATER (USA, 2016, 57 min.) D.C. Premiere
Against the immense and unforgiving landscape of the High Plains, farmers and local politicians in places like Olton, Texas, fight to keep their towns alive against the decline of the life-giving Ogallala Aquifer. In these communities and others like...
2019_DC_Art_Book_Fair_19070743Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Event: DC Art Book Fair
The third annual DC Art Book Fair is happening at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Sunday, July 7, from 12noon until 5pm. 40+ tablers will be selling their books/zines/comics/prints/art/other cool things. Admission is free and this event is kid-friendly.
This is also a Free Community Day and...
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