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National Museum of Women in the Arts honors Maria Grazia Chiuri, Judy Chicago and Mellody Hobson at 2022 Spring Gala

April 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0

National Museum of Women in the Arts honorsMaria Grazia Chiuri, Judy Chicago and Mellody Hobsonat 2022 Spring Gala

2020 Gala, photo courtesy Tony Powell_600.jpgWHATNational Museum of Women in the Arts’ 2022 Spring GalaOn Friday, April 8, 2022, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) hosts its annual black-tie gala, made possible by Dior. This year’s gala will honor Dior’s first woman Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, feminist artist Judy Chicago and co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson each with NMWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Join gala co-chairs Ashley Davis and Marlene Malek alongside luminaries from Washington’s diplomatic, governmental and social communities. The Ambassador of France, Mr. Philippe Étienne will be our Honorary Diplomatic Chair. The event will feature a seated dinner and entertainment. This will be the first gala held since 2019. NMWA looks forward to continuing this much-loved tradition of gathering each spring in celebration of the museum’s important work and honoring groundbreaking women in arts.

WHENFriday, April 8, 2022Cocktails: 6:30 p.m.Dinner and Entertainment: 7:30 p.m.

WHERENational Building Museum401 F Street, NWWashington, DC 20001Valet parking available 

SPONSORSPresenting SponsorDior

Gold PatronRBC Wealth Management

Pearl PatronsThe Annenberg FoundationBloomberg PhilanthropiesMarcia CarlucciCityCenterDCAshley Davis and Joel FrushoneMartha Dippell and Danny Korengold / Ourisman Fairfax and Chantilly Toyota of VirginiaSara and Joel FagenGeneral MotorsWinton and Hap Holladay Britlan and Fred Malek Marlene Malek Jacqueline Badger MarsMoody’sMichelle and Chris OlsonPernod RicardShaffer Wealth Advisors Patti and George White

Special thanks to Jordan Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

For more information, please contact or 202-266-2815. 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTSThe National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.

The museum building is closed for a major renovation, with plans to reopen in fall 2023. Visit for more information. During the building closure, NMWA continues its mission-based work and engages supporters and friends through a dynamic slate of online programs and eventsoff-site and virtual exhibitions, and digital content. For information, call 202-783-5000, visit nmwa.orgBroad Strokes blogFacebookTwitter or Instagram.

MEDIA CONTACTSAmy Mannarino,, 202-783-7373Emma Filar,, 202-783-7377

PHOTO2019 Spring Gala, courtesy of Tony Powell


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