WOMEN HOUSE Exhibit Opens with HOUSE PARTY March 8

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Laurie Simmons, Walking House, 1989; Chromogenic print, 64 x 46 in.; Collection of Dr. Dana Beth Ardi; Photo courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York

Celebrate International Women’s Day with WOMEN HOUSE Exhibition Opening HOUSE PARTY at National Museum of Women in the Arts, March 8

Hot on the heels of the #5WomenArtists challenge, The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to announce the Women House Exhibition Opening Party, an exciting after-hours “house party” on March 8 from 7:30 to 11 p.m., presented in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Questions about a woman’s “place” resonate in our culture, and conventional ideas about the house as a feminine space persist. Women House is a sequel to the famous art installation Womanhouse developed in 1972 by feminist artists Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. The Women House exhibition at NMWA recasts conventional ideas about the home through provocative photographs, videos, sculptures and room-like installations built with materials ranging from felt to rubber bands. With themes ranging from “Desperate Housewife” to “Dollhouse,” Women House emphasizes the plurality of artists’ views on the home.

This after-hours experience features access to the Women House exhibition before it opens to the public plus an open bar featuring wine, beer and Empowerment Punch. Guests will snack on pigs-in-a-blanket, pretzel bites and grilled cheese sandwiches as well as other, house party-inspired passed bites. Guests will enjoy music by Mistress Mambo, and exhibition tours will also be offered. The museum shop will be open for feminist wares.

General Admission: $40
Museum Members, Students and Seniors Admission: $30

Tickets and more details available at: https://nmwa.org/events/opening-party-women-house

 

Join the Conversation!

#WomenHouse and #5WomenArtists

https://nmwa.org / https://instagram.com/womeninthearts / https://twitter.com/womeninthearts / https://www.facebook.com/womeninthearts

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #84, 1978; Gelatin silver print, 13 1/2 x 16 1/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum seeks to inspire dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography, and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun. NMWA is located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C. It is open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sun., noon–5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for visitors 65 and over and students, and free for NMWA members and youth 18 and under. Admission is free the first Sunday of each month. For information about NMWA, call 202-783-5000, visit nmwa.org, Broad Strokes Blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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