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Women in the Arts  National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum worldwide dedicated to championing women in the arts. Creator of #5WomenArtists.

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NMWA is partnering with @upsettingrapeculture to bring the #MonumentQuilt to the National Mall. The #MonumentQuilt is the first public monument dedicated to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Join us for the opening ceremony on May 31, and come back to see the #MonumentQuilt through June 2.⠀⠀
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Learn more: 🔗nmwa.org/calendar

Today is the final day of #MuseumWeek—#FriendsMW!⠀⠀
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Did you know?: We offer free admission to the entire museum every first Sunday of the month, and free admission to the entire first floor and the Library & Research Center EVERY DAY! We also have weekly, free #GalleryTalks every Wednesday at noon.⠀⠀
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Want even more? We currently have a special discount on NMWA memberships until June 30: go to 🔗nmwa.org⁣ for more info.

Happy #ArtMuseumDay AND #PhotoMW day of #MuseumWeek! 🎉 Come celebrate with us by enjoying FREE admission and a 10% discount at the Museum Shop—and don't forget to tag us in all of your beautiful photos! ✨⠀⠀
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📷: @sarah_long

Today is May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (@may17org). In honor of today, check out this #5WomenArtists post from @leslielohmanmuseum during #WomensHistoryMonth.⠀⠀
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#GreerLankton was a prominent artist, known for creating hauntingly lifelike dolls. She was extremely influential and active in New York City's East Village art scene during the 1980s. Pictured here are excerpts from her sculptured book (1981) from the @leslielohmanmuseum collection, which depict the difficult gender transition Lankton endured at age 21.

On the fourth day of #MuseumWeek, #MuseumWeek gave to me... #RainbowMW! 🌈⠀⠀
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#HarmonyHammond is an influential artist, writer, and pioneer of the Feminist Art Movement. She is known for her fabric-wrapped sculptures that challenge conventional ideas about women’s handiwork and her work promoting feminism in the arts.

Day 3 of #MuseumWeek is #PlayMW! 🎊⠀We LOVE when people explore and engage with artworks in playful ways, like @veganroyalty did in this winning photo from the #TheContourOfFeeling InstaMeet!⁣ Come play in our galleries, and make sure to tag us if you share photos of all the fun.⠀⠀
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See more sculptures by #UrsulavonRydingsvard (@ursulavonryd) in current exhibition #TheContourOfFeeling.⁣

Today’s #MuseumWeek theme is #SecretsMW: come check out NMWA’s Library and Research Center!⠀⠀
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The LRC is home to a special collection of research material on women artists, and is open to the public for free Monday—Friday, 10 a.m.—12 p.m. and 1 p.m.—5 p.m. Come see current library exhibition “Power in My Hand: Women Poets, Women Artists, and Social Change,” explore a collection of 500 artists’ books, schedule a research appointment—and more!⠀

📷: @ishi_takuma, @yasuko_w

It's #MuseumWeek and today's theme is #WomenInCulture! 🎉 Obviously, #NMWA has many options for what and who to feature today, but why not highlight eight for the price of one?⠀⠀
"Soho Women Artists" (1978) by #MayStevens is a group portrait featuring a number of Stevens's friends—well-known feminist artists and thinkers as well as several SoHo residents. Included in this friezelike composition are #MayStevens herself, #HarmonyHammond, #JoyceKozloff, #MartyPottenger, #LouiseBourgeois, #MiriamSchapiro, #LucyLippard, and #SarahCharlesworth.⠀⠀
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See "Soho Women Artists" (1978) on view now.

#Happy #MothersDay from #MaryCassatt’s “Mother's Kiss,” (detail) 1890-1891! 💗⠀⠀
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A prolific and innovative printmaker, Cassatt created "Mother’s Kiss" as one of a series of 10 color prints. Cassatt had challenged herself to imitate the aesthetic of Japanese prints that she had recently seen in Paris. The resulting series reflects the techniques and subjects Cassatt admired.

Happy #WorldCollageDay! ✂ This #WomensHistoryMonth, more than 750 cultural organizations from 36 countries shared the #5WomenArtists challenge! In honor of #WorldCollageDay, check out these highlighted collage works and posts for the #5WomenArtistsWrap:⁣⠀⠀
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#5WomenArtists: Collage ✂⠀⠀
1. #HumaBhabha @pafamuseum⠀⠀
2. #AndreaRoweKraus @studiogallerydc⠀⠀
3. #PhyllisLear @hilliardmuseum⠀⠀
4. #MarianneBrandt @harvardartmuseums⠀⠀
5. #IsaGenzken @coritaartcenter

NMWA is partnering with @upsettingrapeculture to bring the #MonumentQuilt to the National Mall. May 31-June 2, thousands of handmade stories from survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence will literally blanket the nation’s capital.⠀⠀
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Come see the #MonumentQuilt in its entirety for the first and only time, and join us on May 31 for the opening ceremony.⠀⠀
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Learn more: 🔗nmwa.org/calendar

#ColetteFu is known for creating sculptural pop-up books that illuminate cultures and depict myths and legends. 📖 Fun fact: during her six-month artist residency in Shanghai, @colette_fu created China’s largest single spread pop-up book, measuring 8.2 x 16.4 x 5.6 feet!⠀⠀
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Learn 5️⃣ Fast Facts about the artist in our stories!⠀⠀
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📚: Colette Fu, "Dai Food (from We are Tiger Dragon People)," 2008-2013; "Ashima (from We are Tiger Dragon People)," 2008-2014; "Rodin Museum (from Haunted Philadelphia)," 2005-2006

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