Historian Amy Butler, author of The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life, will discuss the woman behind the book: Elizebeth Smith Friedman, America’s top code breakers from World War I and World War II.
NMWA’s director of education and interpretation Deborah Gaston kicks off her fall lecture series with a discussion on the ways portraiture considers gender roles and society.
You can thank the National Museum of the American Indian for two presentations on traditional Día de los Muertos decorations and the holiday's history. Though the online presentations are in Spanish, English and Spanish will be available. Learn about sugar skulls, papier-mâché calaveras, and paper marigolds too.
NMWA and the Gadsden Arts Center and Museum lead an Art Talk Live on the exhibition Women Artists: Four Centuries of Creativity.
Julia Cooke, author of Come Fly the World, will discuss the roles Pan Am's women flight attendants played during 1966 and 1975, including their integral assistance in to soldiers during in the Vietnam.
Enjoy weekly art workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each Friday, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or your roommates, or make a virtual date with a friend, and get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy […]
Back in person (with a virtual component too), the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ annual exhibit showcases the work finalists for the Art Bank Program grant. Don't miss this chance to view the work of both emerging and established local artists.
This weekly chat is a quick and dirty conversation with the National Museum of Women in the Arts' educators on different pieces from the museum's collection.
The Sustainable Culture Lab and STABLE come together to produce this cross-cultural ancestor remembrance celebration to combat ethnocide by cultural remembrance, activating ancestral knowledge, and creating new traditions. This year, nine artists have been invited to create altars to inspire folks and communities to engage in their own cultural acts of remembrance.
Science and art meet at this fall exhibit that explores the ways in which the brain shapes shared human experience. Thanks to a collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience, Life of a Neuron allows viewers to travel through the birth, life, and death of a neuron. As Emma Sarappo writes in our fall arts guide, […]
This is not a glass-half-empty exhibit. The 41 piece art show, featuring works by local artists, takes an optimistic approach to climate change and human impact on the planet. This includes Noel Kassewitz’s "Room Enough for You and Jack," for all those people who insist Leo could've fit on that board with Kate, and a […]
This solo show by Detroit-based artist Tony Hope embraces the horror season with a playable six-hole mini golf course inspired by scenes from the Nightmare on Elm Street films, adorned with animatronics, lights, and hyperrealist sculpture as well as canvas art pieces. The exhibit is blacklight sensitive and stays open to the public through midnight […]