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Close Encounters Series at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

November 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm UTC+0

Wednesday, November 3, 5:30–6:45 p.m. (ET)
Close Encounters: Angelica Kauffman, The Family of the Earl Gower (1772) and Sonya Clark, Hair Wreath (2002)
This talk considers some of the ways that artworks explore family in connection with power structures and social values.

Wednesday, November 10, 5:30–6:45 p.m. (ET)
Close Encounters: Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, Love’s Young Dream (1887) and Kirsten Justesen, Lunch for a Landscape (1975/2009)
This talk considers narrative art to explore the gendered associations of public and private spaces that shape(d) women’s lives.

Wednesday, November 17, 5:30–6:45 p.m. (ET)
Close Encounters: Rachel Ruysch, Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge (ca. late 1680s) and Janet Forrester Ngala, Milky Way Dreaming (1998)
This talk considers artists who drew inspiration from the natural world, along with their historical and cultural contexts.

Online through Zoom registration.

Each lecture: $20 general; $12 Supporter/Dual Plus members; free for Friend members and above. Reservations required.

Amy Mannarino,, 202-783-7373


November 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0
November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm UTC+0
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