Alma Woodsey Thomas: Beneath the Surface at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

December 8, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 1­–1:45 p.m.  Join a colorful conversation with Gwen Manthey, paintings conservator at Smithsonian American Art Museum, on the Smithsonian’s research into Alma Woodsey Thomas’s artistic process. Learn about […]

Brews and Views at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

October 21, 2021

Thursdays, October 21, November 18, December 16; 5:30–6:30 p.m. Celeste Beatty, founder of the Harlem Brewing Company, hosts a monthly happy hour to highlight topics in beer making, the restaurant industry, art, politics, […]

The Walters Gala 2021

October 16, 2021

The Walters is excited to invite guests back to the museum on Saturday, October 16, for The Walters Gala 2021: Armor & Adornment, celebrating the Walters’ lustrous collection of silver, gold, and […]

Emmet Till: River Site Historical Marker

September 3, 2021

Opens Sept. 3; Closes Oct. 5 Flag Hall, Second Floor, Center During a visit to see his great uncle in Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, of Chicago, was brutally lynched Aug. […]

Dolley Days

August 21, 2021

Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of Dolley Madison’s flight from the White House to Dumbarton House in 1814. During the War of 1812, the British burned the White […]

Sneak Peek at the Future National Museum of Women in the Arts

August 4, 2021

In addition, NMWA will present a virtual program, “Sneak Peek at the Future National Museum of Women in the Arts,” on Wednesday, August 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. This […]

Block by Block: Naming Washington

July 30, 2021

Wherever we may be, whenever we provide an address, and find our place on Washington, D.C.’s streets, we spell out and utter street numbers, state names, and in many cases, […]

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Games of the Americas

July 23, 2021

Playing games is an important tradition shared by all ages in numerous Native communities. Many games are designed to build strength in both body and spirit through exercise, group cooperation, […]

National Museum of Women in the Arts Exhibitions


Exhibitions Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation January 29–May 22, 2022 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center Organized by […]

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Expression – The Art of Totem Poles

July 22, 2021

Native Americans created and used many shapes, designs, colors, and materials as an expression of their cultures and identities. Native art designs became a way to communicate tribal and family […]