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

By Editorial Team on September 25, 2018
Betsabeé Romero, Movilidad en suspenso (Mobility in suspense) (rendering), 2018; Four tires with engraving and silver leaf and steel support, approx. 78 3/4 x 87 3/8 x 48 3/4 in.; Courtesy Betsabeé Romero Art Studio
Event: Friday, September 28 from 10am to 5pm

Free Community Day: New York Avenue Sculpture Project
This free community open house celebrates the newest installment of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. Mexico City-based Betsabeé Romero (b. 1963) carved and painted tires into totemic structures that speak to themes of human migration and the natural environment. Romero’s four sculptures were developed expressly for this installation and are the first works featured in the Sculpture Project to incorporate interior lighting, which gives each piece an otherworldly glow.

Community Open House Highlights:

  • Free admission for everyone to the museum;
  • The artist will be present;
  • Brunch refreshments;
  • Welcome remarks; and
  • Romero will give a lecture in the Performance Hall.

New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Betsabeé Romero is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Public Art Building Communities Grant Program. Additional support is provided by the Sue J. Henry and Carter G. Phillips Exhibition Fund. The exhibition is organized with assistance from the Embassy of Mexico’s Cultural Institute.

Friday, September 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Brunch refreshments: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Welcome remarks: 11:30 a.m.
  • Lecture by Romero: 12 p.m. Seating is limited and guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

National Museum of Women in the Arts is located at 1250 New York Ave. NW.