Sep
22
Sun
NMWA’s Fresh Talk: Judy Chicago: New Views  @ National Museum for Women in the Arts
Sep 22 @ 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Fresh Talk: Judy Chicago: New Views 
Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:30–6 p.m., followed by book signing and Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist, 6–7 p.m. 
Join iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago for the debut of Judy Chicago: New Views—the first major monograph on the artist in nearly 20 years. Published by NMWA and Scala Arts Publishers, Judy Chicago: New Views offers fresh perspectives on the artist’s oeuvre by leading scholars and curators. Chicago joins book contributor Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, to discuss New Views and the current exhibition Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction, featuring her newest body of work. The exhibition is on view at NMWA from Sept. 19, 2019, to Jan. 20, 2020. Reservations required. $80 general, $65 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission, program, one copy of Judy Chicago: New Views (available for preorder in the Museum Shop for $49.95) and Catalyst cocktail hour (during which Chicago and Nussbaum will be available to sign copies of Judy Chicago: New Views). Reserve online.

Oct
1
Tue
The Improvised Shakespeare Company @ Kennedy Center Family Theatre
Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
7:30 p.m. Family Theater

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new!

Tickets: $39-49

Oct
3
Thu
Women Looking at Women: LIFE Magazine’s Female Photographers @ Hillwood
Oct 3 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Women Looking at Women: LIFE Magazine’s Female Photographers

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m.
Alissa Schapiro, museum curator and art historian, will explore LIFE Magazine’s female photographers and their documentation of the fluctuating status of women in the United States while solidifying their own place within LIFE’s male-dominated photography staff.

Note: This is the first program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series.

www.HillwoodMuseum.org 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Oct
6
Sun
NMWA Free Community Day @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct 6 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Free Community Day
The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA! Visit us on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore our permanent collection and programs. Current exhibitions include: Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinctionwhich showcases feminist icon Judy Chicago’s newest works; Live Dangerously, featuring a collection of modern and contemporary photography; and Betsabeé Romero: Signals of a Long Road Together, the latest installation in NMWA’s public art series, the New York Avenue Sculpture Project.

Fierce Women Tours
Fierce Women Tours are also 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. If you’ve participated in our “Fierce Women” tour and want more, this is your chance to meet a new squad of pioneering artists. If you are new to the “Fierce Women” family, welcome!

The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center will also be open with special hours from noon to 5 p.m., and visitors can view Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change.

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, October 6, 10 a.m.–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.

PRICE:
Free

Oct
10
Thu
@ Hillwood
Oct 10 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Mid-Century Muses: Looking at Fashion in the Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt

Thursday, October 10, 2018, 5:30-8 p.m. 

Megan Martinelli, Hillwood’s assistant curator of apparel, jewelry, and accessories, will provide an in-depth look at Alfred Eisenstaedt’s role among twentieth-century fashion media, expanding upon the special exhibition Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Note: This is the second program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series www.HillwoodMuseum.org 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Oct
16
Wed
Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History @ Hillwood
Oct 16 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m. 

Kenneth T. Walsh, award-winning White House correspondent, will share stories of White House photographers, the ultimate insiders, emphasizing their personal observations and visual histories of the presidents the photographers got to know so well.

Note: This is the third program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series.

www.HillwoodMuseum.org 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Oct
23
Wed
Cultural Capital: The Big Quiet @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct 23 @ 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Cultural Capital: The Big Quiet
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7:15–9:15 p.m.
The Big Quiet is a mass meditation movement that brings together thousands of people at cultural landmarks and institutions across the U.S. Designed for people with any level of meditation experience, each event incorporates live sound practitioners, string instrumentalists and musicians to create a guided meditation and music experience unlike anything else. Visitors will have the opportunity to arrive early to browse NMWA’s galleries and exhibitions, then breathe deeply and slow down for this special event in the museum’s iconic Great Hall. Reservations required. $33 general; $28 members, seniors, students. Reserve online after Sept. 11.

Oct
24
Thu
Life in the Art World: LIFE Magazine and Modern American Art @ Hillwood
Oct 24 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Life in the Art World: LIFE Magazine and Modern American Art

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m. 

Melissa Renn, collections manager at the HBS Art and Artifacts Collection, will demonstrate how LIFE magazine shaped both the public and the critical reception of modern art and architecture in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century.

Note: This is the fourth program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series.

www.HillwoodMuseum.org 

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Nov
25
Mon
NMWA’s Cultural Capital: 19: The Musical @ National Museum for Women in the Arts
Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Cultural Capital: 19: The Musical
Monday–Wednesday, Nov. 2526 and 27, 7–9:30 p.m. 
NMWA hosts the world premiere of 19, a musical telling of the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Inez Milholland and all of the suffragists who fought to get women the right to vote—the 19th Amendment. The inspirational story of these fearless women is brought to life through jazz, traditional musical standards style, spoken word, hints of gospel and dance. The suffragists and their fight for equality have been reimagined for a new generation with a poignant and uplifting message. In an age when women’s rights are again front and center, the time to tell the story of 19 is now. Please note: the Nov. 25 showing is a live recording. Reservations required. $50 general; $45 members, seniors, students. Register online.

Nov
26
Tue
NMWA’s Cultural Capital: 19: The Musical @ National Museum for Women in the Arts
Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Cultural Capital: 19: The Musical
Monday–Wednesday, Nov. 2526 and 27, 7–9:30 p.m. 
NMWA hosts the world premiere of 19, a musical telling of the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Inez Milholland and all of the suffragists who fought to get women the right to vote—the 19th Amendment. The inspirational story of these fearless women is brought to life through jazz, traditional musical standards style, spoken word, hints of gospel and dance. The suffragists and their fight for equality have been reimagined for a new generation with a poignant and uplifting message. In an age when women’s rights are again front and center, the time to tell the story of 19 is now. Please note: the Nov. 25 showing is a live recording. Reservations required. $50 general; $45 members, seniors, students. Register online.

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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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