The Tea: Tashera
In this new online series, women musicians perform original work on the first Friday of the month. Conducted over a cup of tea, each session includes a short interview exploring the artist’s creative process. Join us and local singer and songwriter Tashera.
Tashera was born and raised in the heart of Baltimore City. She sees the city as a place full of talented and creative minds, which led to her pursuit of music. After discovering her love for harmony and songwriting, Tashera released the singles “Fall Alone” (2018) and “Get Up” (2019). She is currently working on the release of her first EP.
Friday, October 2, 12–1 p.m.
Free. No reservations required.
2020 Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala
Saturday, October 3, 2020
6:30 p.m. VIP Virtual Pre-Show Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Virtual Performance
One night only! Join in to experience the magic and joy of classical theatre with an international lineup of celebrities, singers, families, and young people. Celebrate Shakespeare’s passion, vision, and humanity with D.C.’s Sidney Harman Hall as a stunning backdrop. Become part of this remarkable hymn to theatre, community, and transformation with an unforgettable performance, private virtual rooms for you and your guests, international cuisine and specialty drinks delivered to homes, a silent auction, and more! Artistic direction by LeeAnet Noble and Alan Paul.
Tickets and sponsorships begin at $1,000.
Join NMWA for BMA x NMWA, a livestreamed monthly talk show presented by The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). In this virtual program, educators from both museums and artist Oasa DuVerney will discuss representations and assertions of power in artwork. DuVerney’s work, Black Power Wave: Drawing for Protest, is on view in Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020, opening October 8.
Tuesday, October 13, 12–12:45 p.m.
Join the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) for a conversation about Aggie, a new feature-length documentary about art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund. Gund made headlines in 2017 for selling her prized Roy Lichtenstein work Masterpiece (1962) in order to establish the Art for Justice Fund, an organization that seeks to disrupt mass incarceration through art and advocacy. Catherine Gund, the film’s director and Aggie’s daughter, joins artist Teresita Fernández in conversation about Aggie’s life, her impact on the world and the larger relationship between art, race and justice.
The film will be available for viewing October 11–18, so NMWA audiences can watch the film before the conversation.
Online at nmwa.org/livestream
Free. Reservations not required; add to your calendar here. Donations welcome.
October Late Hours
Experience the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) after hours! Visit us for extended evening hours once a month to explore the collection and special exhibitions.
Current exhibitions on view: Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020 displays an array of dynamic works that explore paper as artistic medium, from large sculptural installations to the smallest of detailed works. The Women to Watch exhibition series, of which Paper Routes is the sixth installment, is a collaboration between NMWA’s outreach committees to highlight contemporary women artists from around the world. Selections from the Collection presents historical and contemporary art from women around the world in NMWA’s collection, grouped in themes of Rebels with a Cause, Family Matters, Space Encounters, Roots to Routes, The Great Outdoors, Return to Nature and Built to Order.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Wednesday, October 21, 5–7 p.m.
Advance purchase of timed tickets required. Reserve at nmwa.org/tickets.
$10 general; $8 seniors, students; free for members and youth 18 and under.