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National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Love Affair Between Women Artists And Nature

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

"The spider is a repairer," French-American artist Louise Bourgeois said. "If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves...

Artistic Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Cassatt focused on the private and social lives of women and children, often painting mothers and their children together.

Exhibit Explores Womanhood Through The Figure Of Jesus' Mother

Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion

The Virgin Mary has played a central role in Christian art throughout the centuries, most often depicted as a holy mother with the infant Jesus. Now a...

Meet The World's First Woman Graphic Novelist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts

Does the name Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová ring any bells? If you call yourself a lover of literature or graphic novels, it should. She's the mi...

Meet The Feminist Artist Who Refused To Define Herself As Such

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts

Upon hearing the name Meret Oppenheim, a striking image often comes to mind. A teacup, spoon and saucer, covered in a tawny fuzz, the beautiful collis...

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Everything A Feminist Needs To Know About Quilting

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

Quilting is a craft we usually associate with the American collective. Unless you have a mother, grandmother or other distant female relative who mast...

Audrey Niffenegger's Dream World

Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts

"The compulsion when I'm writing has often been: 'Let's kill them all!' writes Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler's Wife," in a piece fo...

These Museums Are Free On Saturday

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Let's face it: We're spoiled by free museums in Washington, D.C.. For those museums that do charge an entrance fee, we're always tryi...

Rock Out With History's Most Visionary Female Rock Stars

Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts

Early 20th century French composer Nadia Boulanger once said: "A great work of art is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty." It is safe ...

PHOTOS: Great Gatsby Ball At The National Museum Of Women In The Arts

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last Saturday's "Great Gatsby"-themed ball at the National Museum of Women in the Arts allowed men and women from 21 to 81 to opportunit...

The Beach Boys, Great Gatsby Ball, DC Record Fair: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 15, 16, 17

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.15.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 15 1. The Beach Boys At Merriweather Post Pavilion Who thought Brian Wilson would be touring? In 2012? Wow. We're not sayi...

TONIGHT: 'Song 1' Extended At Hirshhorn

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.11.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 11 1. Song 1: A Happening At Hirshhorn The recently extended exhibit is breathing new, exciting and hip air into the ...