Upcoming Events

September 2018
Saturday, September 15th, 10:45 AM
The Last Empresses of China: The Forbidden City's Untold Story & Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Join MA-NMWA for these two outstanding tours! The Last Empresses of China: The Forbidden City's Untold Story demonstrates the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty - from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 150 spectacular objects from the Forbidden City tell the little-known story of how imperial women influenced court politics, art, and religion. We will also be taken through the show Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings. For more than forty years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful images that have made her one of the country’s most influential and distinguished photographers. The artist’s first major travelling exhibition, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, explores themes of family, memory, mortality, and home as well as the Southern landscape as repository of personal and collective memory. More details to follow!
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA

September 2018
Tuesday, September 25th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Can Women Artists Inspire Social Change?
Save the Date! Join the Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Tuesday, September 25th for a Conversation on Women, Arts, and Social Change. Our big question is "Can Women Artists Inspire Social Change?" Our outstanding speakers are: Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums and expert on Doris Salcedo (Curator of “The Materiality of Mourning”, at the Harvard Art Museums, 2016-2017). Adriana Zavala, PhD, Associate Professor, Tufts University, Department of Art and Art History (Curator of “Frida Kahlo’s Garden” at the New York Botanical Garden, 2015). Professor Doris Sommer, Director of Cultural Agents Initiative and Professor of Romance Languages and Literature and African American Studies at Harvard. With representation from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In partnership with the Harvard Business School Association of Boston. More details to follow.
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163
*Art Star Event*: Be an Art Star, and help to sponsor tickets for students!

October 2018
Thursday, October 25th, 11:00 am
Women Metalsmiths, Locksmiths, and Jewelers
Continuing with our "Heavy Metal / Women to Watch" theme: Join MA-NMWA for this special tour of North Bennet Street School classrooms and workshops, to hear from women (teachers and students) working in metal - as metalsmiths, locksmiths and jewelers. North Bennet Street School's mission is to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology, to preserve and advance craft traditions, and to promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship. Luncheon will be offered at the school. Guest numbers for this tour will be limited, and Current MA-NMWA Members will have priority booking. More details to follow.

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