Now Be Here: Now Let's Talk
Now Let’s Talk is a dynamic schedule of talks, lectures and discussions that will bring museums and organizations across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia regions together to highlight female artists and discuss issues related to women in the arts. Visit each venue’s website for more information.
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium
Tues., Oct. 17, 12 p.m.
Artist Carrie Mae Weems will present a lecture and book signing, held in conjunction with the installation of the “Kitchen Table Series” at the National Gallery of Art and the performance “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now” at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Wed., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m.
Walk through the exhibition Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) and discuss the imagery with Sarah Newman, The James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater
Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and other artists offer a provocative performance of music, song, text, spoken word and video projection that explores the implications of race and violence in communities across America. This program is held in conjunction with the installation of the “Kitchen Table Series” at the National Gallery of Art.
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Funding Opportunities for Artists
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m.
Join the staff at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, one of D.C.’s largest arts funders, to learn about grant opportunities and tips for successful applications.
Open Hours: Mothering from the Front Line
Organized by the Family Arts Museum
Sat., Oct. 21, 1–4 p.m.
This Open Hours program discusses the power of family-inclusive activism. Join artist-activist mothers and supporters for a roundtable discussion about creating balance while advocating for the community, getting family involved in current movements and mothering from the front line.
Sat., Oct. 21, 4 p.m.
In association with her Washington Project for the Arts Bookshelves project, Nakeya Brown will give a talk and lead a photo-session with attendees, examining the visual and literary perspective of the self-identified woman.
Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Organized by ArtTable in partnership with the New School
Mon., Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
The live-stream event features a visionary panel of women from San Francisco, Detroit and New York who are involved in arts projects having a major impact on our cities. ArtTable in partnership with the New School.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Tues., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
In a combination lecture and demonstration, join Pyramid Atlantic and the Brentwood Arts Exchange for a talk about printmaking and its role in feminism and social justice. After the talk, check out Pyramid's Letterpress Studio for a demonstration, and walk away with a printed poster. Advance registration is required beginning Oct. 1.
Hosted by Maryland Institute College of Art
Wed., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Hear Njideka Akunyili Crosby reflect on her new suite of works on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her layered, mixed-media paintings explore her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States and navigating cultures.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed., Oct. 25, 6:30-9:30pm
Gathering and photograph of Female and Female Identifying contemporary visual artists. RSVP required, if you would like an invitation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. After the photograph is taken, artists will enjoy a cocktail hour while networking with representatives from nonprofit organizations in the DMV.
Thurs., Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
Join the conversation as creative professionals lead a discussion in response to the work of Sue Wrbican, on view through Nov. 18.
Sat., Oct. 28, 4 p.m.
Sandy Huckleberry's performance, which contemplates current social and political events, incorporates the history of the museum's building, along with the artist's personal experiences as a woman.
Sun., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Video and film by feminist artists and filmmakers, from the 1970s to today, selected by Carmen Hermo, assistant curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Sun., Oct. 29, 12–5 p.m., and Mon., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
A wide variety of products, including jewelry, home accents and accessories, will be available at a pop-up artisan market promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m.
Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald will discuss her career, including being the first woman to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition grand prize from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, in 2016.