Gallery Openings and Events

National Museum of Women in the Arts Free Art Museum Day: May 18

Photo by Dakota Fine.

Photo by Dakota Fine.

.

Event: Thursday, May 18 10am to 5pm

.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts will offer free admission to the public on Thursday, May 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. to celebrate the Association of Art Museum Director’s (AAMD) Art Museum Day.

This year’s theme for Art Museum Day is “Art Museums Foster Vibrant Communities.” This theme celebrates the vital role art museums play as cultural, educational and economic anchors, helping make their communities great places to live and work.

Art Museum Day participants will have the opportunity to experience special exhibitions Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum, From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir and The Women Arrive: From Masonic Temple to Women’s Museum, in addition to discovering the newly reinstalled collection, featuring highlights emphasizing connections between historical and contemporary art.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is located at 1250 New York Avenue NW. For information, call 202-783-5000 or visit nmwa.org.