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WHATNMWA xChange: Remembering Those LostThis monthly talk show, a spin-off of the 2021 GLAMi award-winning series BMA x NMWA, connects viewers to NMWA and its mission to champion women artists. Join us as hosts from the museum interview special guests, including artists, educators and curators; consider topics relevant to our world; and offer insight into collaborations that the museum is fostering while its building is closed for renovation.
In this episode of NMWA xChange, NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor, PhD, and Senior Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso welcome Washington, D.C.-area artist and advocate Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg to discuss her recent exhibition In America: Remember. This installation, which was on view from September 17 through October 3, 2021, blanketed the National Mall with more than 700,000 white flags, honoring each person in the United States who has died from COVID-19 and visualizing the magnitude of our loss as a nation.
Firstenberg will share more about In America: Remember and her fall 2020 precursor project In America: How Could This Happen?, installed near Washington, D.C.’s RFK stadium. She will also speak about the partners and volunteers who made the project possible, her plans for the thousands of flags personalized by grieving family and friends, and her future projects.
WHENTuesday, December 14, 12–12:45 p.m.
MEDIA CONTACTAmy Mannarino, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUTThe National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only 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 nmwa.org/renovation 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 events, off-site and virtual exhibitions and digital content.