Free Community Day at National Museum of Women in the Arts Friday

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Jami Porter Lara, selected works from Go On Now, 2016; Pit-fired clay, 167 sculptures, 3–6 x 2 1/2–3 1/2 in. diameter each; Courtesy Central Features Contemporary Art; Photo by Addison Doty

The National Museum of Women in the Arts will be holding a Free Community Day on February 17, 2017 with extended hours in celebration of the opening day of our new spring exhibitions.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS:
Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara explores recent work by Albuquerque-based artist Jami Porter Lara, who hand-builds and pit-fires clay sculptures resembling an icon of modernity—the plastic bottle.

New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin illuminates the midcentury Southwest as a nuanced and dynamic environment in which these two women created art that embodied a distinctively modern aesthetic.

Where:
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005                         
nmwa.org

When:
Friday, February 17, 2017, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Price:
Free. General visitor information: http://nmwa.org/visit/visitor-information.

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Laura Gilpin, Maria Martinez Making Pottery, 1959; Gelatin silver print, 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.; Eugene B. Adkins Collection at Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman; © 1979 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, L2007.0788
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