National Museum of Women in the Arts

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. To learn more about how the Women’s Museum champions women through the arts, visit their website and education page.


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Presented by: National Museum of Women in the Arts
These age-specific tours, led by museum educators at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, employ Harvard Project Zero's Thinking Routines. Participants look closely at three to five developmentally appropriate artworks, contribute respectfully to open-ended discussions, pose questions, respond in writing, and make connections between visual art and their world. These tours are designed to improve students’ vocabulary; observation and inference skills; and their ability to identify various artistic techniques and media.
Dates: 2/1/18, 2/15/18, 3/1/18, 3/15/18, (Winter Lottery); 4/5/18, 4/12/18, 4/19/18, 5/3/18, 5/17/18, 6/7/18 and 6/21/18 (Spring Lottery)
Time: 10:00 AM      
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Discipline: Humanities- Literary Arts, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: 3-12
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 30 per tour

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Professional Development Workshops

Presented by: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Ever wondered how to teach students to appreciate abstract art and help them discover its relevance? Do you have trouble “getting” abstraction and mining it for meaning? Then this is the program for you!

Participating teachers will:

  • Explore Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today as well as the museum's collection.
  • Hear from Nancy G. Heller, author of Why a Painting is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Art, and professor of Modern & Contemporary Art History at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
  • Hear from Virginia Treanor, NMWA’s associate curator, about the types, origins, and significance of abstract art forms.
  • Learn about artists with ties to the Washington region.
  • Brainstorm curricular connections with local teachers.
  • Play gallery games aimed at finding a love for—or at least an appreciation of—abstraction.

Pizza will be provided.

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The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.