Wednesday, August 29, 2018

National Museum of Women in the Arts @ 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Do you have a budding interest in art?

Express lunchtime talks 30 minutes or fewer are offered most Wednesdays. Facilitated by museum staff members, these conversation-driven thematic talks highlight three to six works on view.

This week, NMWA Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston discusses a sampling of works in Heavy Metal Women to Watch 2018.

The fifth installment of NMWA s Women to Watch exhibition series showcases contemporary artists working in metal, including sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms. Heavy Metal engages with the fluidity between fine art, design, and craft, whose traditional definitions are rooted in gender discrimination.

Image: Beverly Penn, Eight Months Time: Snowcap Hawthorne, 2017; Bronze, glass, brass, and steel, 40 x 10 x 6 in.; Courtesy of the artist, Lisa Sette Gallery, and William Campbell Contemporary Art; Photo by Christopher Zaleski

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