National Museum of Women in the Arts Celebratory Week

August 1, 2021

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in Arts (NMWA) will host a variety of celebratory events and programs the week before the building closes for a major renovation. Visitors can enjoy free […]

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

May 27, 2021

“Nation to Nation” presents the history of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The exhibition explores the development and […]

Corn, Beans, and Squash: What the Three Sisters Tell Us

July 2, 2020

Corn, beans, and squash, commonly known as “the Three Sisters,” have been important companion crops in Indigenous communities in the Americas for centuries. This combination not only holds traditional wisdom […]

Walking the Red Carpet at the American Portrait Gala (photos)

November 18, 2019

Guests were treated to a private viewing of the honorees’ portraits, which will remain on view in the museum’s “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition through Aug. 30, 2020.

Film Screening: SUMÉ – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa/SUMÉ: The Sound of a Revolution

August 26, 2019

Director: Inuk Silis Høegh (Inuit) (2014, documentary, 74 min., Greenland/Denmark/Norway) In Kalaallisut and Danish with English subtitles) From 1973 to 1976 the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums and […]

Film Screening: Play Your Gender

August 19, 2019

Director: Stephanie Clattenburg (2016, documentary, 80 min., Canada) In 2012, Kinnie Starr (Mohawk) was approached to make a film about herself, but chose instead to make a film about the […]

Free Community Day

July 29, 2019

NSLM offers free admission the last Sunday of each month. Join us to see highlights from our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions! Exhibitions on view include: NSLMology: Science of Sporting […]

Opening Day for Apple Store, History Center at Carnegie Library (photos)

May 12, 2019

The restoration project, which began in 2016, preserved the Beaux-Arts-style building’s historic facades and restored some of its early 20th-century detailing.

Performance Art by Métis artist Jaime Black

March 21, 2019

Métis artist Jaime Black conceptualized the outdoor art installation “The REDress Project.” The artist will engage with the red dresses displayed along the Riverwalk located in the museum’s Native landscape […]

‘We Choose to Go to the Moon’ at the Portrait Gallery (photos)

December 14, 2018

The final performance of the dance piece, choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess, will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 pm.