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National Museum of Women in the Arts
Saturday, February 09, 2019, 11:00 AM EDT

Learn and Lunch at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Saturday, February 9 | Tour begins promptly at 11am
National Museum for Women in the Arts | 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
Pre-purchase tickets for $10 on the NMWA website.

Afterward, join us for a host-your-own lunch nearby with Board Member and artist Ann Miller at Momofuku CCDC.  RSVP to [email protected] by Thursday, February 7.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.  Join us on February 9 for a self-guided tour of their new and permanent exhibits.

Some highlights:

Rodarte on view November 10, 2018–February 10, 2019

NMWA - Rodarte exhibit

 This exhibition explores the distinctive design principles, material concerns, and recurring themes that position the Mulleavys’ work within the landscape of contemporary art and fashion. Spanning the first 13 years of Rodarte, more than 90 complete looks, presented as they were shown on the runway, highlight selections from their most pivotal collections. Through a conceptual blend of high fashion and modern femininity that employs a multiplicity of textiles and meticulous couture techniques, Rodarte has drawn critical acclaim from both the art and fashion worlds since its inception in 2005.



Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words on view December 7, 2018–April 14, 2019
 Ambreen Butt - NMWA
Trained in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting, Pakistani-American artist Ambreen Butt (b. 1969) reimagines the genre to feature contemporary female protagonists and political subject matter. While the intricate details of her works on paper invite close looking and discovery, her content tackles larger global issues of oppression, violence, and the role of art as social commentary.  This focus exhibition explores Butt’s systematic controlled gestures, patterns, and symbols that nonetheless evoke organic, spontaneous, and free-flowing movement. Mark My Words reflects the multilayered aspects of mark-making in Butt’s art through her exceptional range of techniques—including drawing, stitching, staining, etching, and gluing—while also speaking to broader ideas about women making their marks on society.

Parking is limited
, so we recommend taking the metro. The Metro Center station is 1+ block from the NMWA.

Contact: [email protected]