Feb
22
Sat
Multimedia play: Hear Me Say My Name @ National Museum of the American Indian
Feb 22 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Multimedia play: Hear Me Say My Name
Saturdays: Feb. 15, 22, and 29, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Rasmuson Theater

“I am not your mascot, and I don’t live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name.” How do stereotypes of American Indians, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America’s assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the museum’s Americans exhibition to learn more.

This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Free; first-come, first-served seating. No registration is required.

Feb
28
Fri
Story District’s Funnier Than Fiction @ Kennedy Center Studio K
Feb 28 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

 

February 28, 2020 at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Studio K

DC’s storytelling pros bring their best and funniest stories to the stage about real situations that are so ridiculous, you just have to laugh.

Tickets: $20-$25

Feb
29
Sat
Multimedia play: Hear Me Say My Name @ National Museum of the American Indian
Feb 29 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Multimedia play: Hear Me Say My Name
Saturdays: Feb. 15, 22, and 29, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Rasmuson Theater

“I am not your mascot, and I don’t live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name.” How do stereotypes of American Indians, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America’s assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the museum’s Americans exhibition to learn more.

This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Free; first-come, first-served seating. No registration is required.

Mar
1
Sun
NMWA Free Community Day @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mar 1 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Free Community Day

The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts! Visit us on Community Day for free admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore our collection and special exhibitions before they close.

Current exhibitions on view: Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico tells a visual story of Mexico since the late 1960s through the groundbreaking photography of celebrated Latin American artist Graciela Iturbide. Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits features multimedia artist Delita Martin’s meticulous, multilayered and monumental portraits, particularly of black women. Betsabeé Romero: Signals of a Long Road Together is the latest installation in NMWA’s public art series, the New York Avenue Sculpture Project.

Fierce Women Tours
Fierce Women Tours are available from 1–2 p.m. during Free Community Days. Discover a diverse cast of fierce women artists who refused to let men define their place; pushed back on the limited roles society accorded them; and blazed trails as artists, activists and innovators.

WHERE:
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-783-5000
nmwa.org

WHEN:
Community Day: Sunday, March 1, 12–5 p.m.
Fierce Women Tour: 1–2 p.m. 

TICKETS:
No tickets are required for Community Days, but space is limited for Fierce Women Tours. First come, first served; sign up at the Information Desk upon arrival. Tours departs from the Great Hall.

Mar
7
Sat
One Woman One Vote 2020 Presents Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 7 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

One Woman One Vote 2020 Presents Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen

(New Zealand, 2018, 89 min. Director: Hepi Mita)

Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m.

Rasmuson Theater

A documentary portrait of the pioneering Indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita, Merata is an intimate tribute from a son about his mother that delves into the life of the first woman from an Indigenous Nation to solely direct a film anywhere in the world.

Merata Mita was a woman of firsts: the first Māori documentarian, the first Māori woman to write and direct a feature film on her own, a trailblazing activist who broke taboos in New Zealand by speaking openly of racism and domestic violence. Her most important role was being a mother. Merata Mita’s youngest child, filmmaker Heperi (Hepi) Mita, tells Merata’s story through a unique lens that shares her inspirational life and legacy.

The museum is hosting Merata in collaboration with the One Woman One Vote 2020 Festival—films, concerts, exhibitions and public events celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment presented by an association of national organizations and cultural institutions. Bringing together a coalition of women in the film and media industry, the festival embraces both history and contemporary issues that make a difference for all women today.

Mar
8
Sun
Multimedia play: Hear Me Say My Name @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 8 @ 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Multimedia play: Hear Me Say My Name
Sunday: March 8, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Rasmuson Theater

“I am not your mascot, and I don’t live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name.” How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America’s assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After the play, the audience is invited to explore the Americans exhibition to learn more.

This program is generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation. Free; First-come, first-served seating. No registration is required. Please note that event dates and times are subject to change, check the museum’s website for the latest schedule.

International Women’s Day at NWMA @ National Museum for Women in the Arts
Mar 8 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

International Women’s Day
Sunday, March 8, 12–5 p.m.
Celebrate International Women’s Day at NMWA with free admission! The museum hosts signature Fierce Women and #5WomenArtists tours, hands-on activities for young learners, special offers in the museum shop and more. The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, usually only open on weekdays, will also welcome visitors. Visit the calendar for more details about tour times and programs. Free. No reservations required.

Mar
14
Sat
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women Artists of Latin America @ National Museum for Women in the Arts
Mar 14 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Women Artists of Latin America
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
NMWA hosts its 7th annual Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, which aims to improve Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. This year’s event will focus on women artists of Latin America. Held in collaboration with Wikipedia Edit-a-thons across the city at the libraries of the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum, NMWA’s edit-a-thon also commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, which granted women the right to vote. This event is part of a global initiative to help improve Wikipedia’s gender imbalance. In 2019, more than 3,800 Art+Feminism participants created or improved 21,000 Wikipedia pages. Free. No reservations required. No experience necessary; bring a laptop, motivation to combat gender bias and a belief in equal access to quality resources. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited.

Dance Performance: The Mush Hole: Truth, Acknowledgement, Resilience @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 14 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Dance Performance: The Mush Hole: Truth, Acknowledgement, Resilience

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Santee Smith, Artistic Director

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.

Rasmuson Theater

The Mush Hole is a heartbreaking dance theater piece that moves through Canada’s residential school history with hope and empathy. The performance by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, created, directed, produced by Santee Smith, reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute Residential School experience and offers a compelling way to open dialogue and to heal. Created in collaboration with Mohawk Institute Residential School survivors and including school documentation in recounting its history, The Mush Hole is about survival and intergenerational resilience.

The Mohawk Institute, also known as the Mush Hole, is Canada’s oldest residential school, after which all other residential schools were modeled. Operating in Brantford, Ontario, from 1828 to 1970, the Mohawk Institute served as a boarding school for First Nations children from Six Nations and other communities in Ontario and Quebec. It was a key tool in the effort to assimilate First Nations children into European Christian society and sever the continuity of First Nations culture from parent to child, leaving a legacy of trauma.

Mar
21
Sat
Through Her Eyes: Celebrating Indigenous Women of the Andes @ National Museum of the American Indian
Mar 21 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Through Her Eyes: Celebrating Indigenous Women of the Andes

Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Potomac Atrium

A special Women’s History Month program, Through Her Eyes celebrates the stories, experiences and perspectives of Andean Indigenous women. Cultural and content experts will lead a series of performances, demonstrations and activities offering visitors a window into the rich traditions and contemporary life of women in these Indigenous communities.

Julia Garcia (Quechua) will demonstrate how to dress a fashionable llama. Did you know that colorful ear tassels are a clue to a llama’s ownership and that bells can help you find your llama in the dark? Visitors can learn how to make ear tassels and neck adornments fit for a llama. Isabel Hawkins will share stories woven into Andean textiles, including the cardinal direction markers, constellations and equinox symbols that make up the patterns of some Andean textiles. Zuly Jimenez (Quechua) will use potatoes to create figures for a retablo (a small scene represented in a box frame).

The museum’s Collections Conservation staff will share their expertise on the care of weavings. Kathleen Martin, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation, will discuss her research, show samples and demonstrate the indigo dye process. Conservator Susan Heald will lead a hands-on demonstration with cochineal and show how the color can be shifted from orange to red to purple, and conservator Emily Kaplan will share the history of ceremonial drinking cups called qeros.

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  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Celebrates “National Cookie Month” in Washington DC with “Sweet Rides” for Amtrak Passengers.

    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

    WHEN/WHERE:
    Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    11:30 AM -6:00 PM

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