April 6, 1987 |
Washington's new $17-million National Museum of Women in the Arts opens officially on Tuesday with an inaugural exhibition titled "American Women Artists 1830-1930." The museum is dedicated to women artists generally forgotten by the nation's major museums and galleries. The inaugural exhibition includes the works by Georgia O'Keeffe and Mary Cassatt.
January 13, 1994
Rita Long Barrett, former president of the Costume Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Mrs. Barrett, a native of Joplin, Mo., who lived in Bel-Air, had been active in Southern California charitable and artistic causes for more than 50 years. In addition to her work with the Costume Council, she worked with the Junior League of Pasadena and with its chapters in San Francisco and Washington.
December 28, 1995 |
In addition to the Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington sites that tourists can see during the federal budget impasse include: * Jefferson Memorial * Lincoln Memorial * Vietnam Memorial * Korean War Memorial * Museum of American History (one week only) * Library of Congress * National Archives * Capitol * The National Building Museum * Einstein Planetarium * Imax Theater of the National Air and Space Museum * Washington National Cathedral * National Shrine of the
September 7, 2012 |
Lady Gaga's infamous raw meat dress -- which she wore during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards to protest a ban on openly gay officers serving in the military -- is now a museum piece: It's on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. It's part of a traveling exhibit, "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power," which opened Friday. The show is being put on by the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "Pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones.
August 18, 1996
Museum buffs know there's more to Washington, D.C., than the Smithsonian and the National Mall. But reaching all those off-the-Mall sites has been difficult until now. The Museum Bus, which began operating last month, carries passengers to 20 institutions, some as famous as the National Gallery of Art, others less well known. The Museum Bus is actually a fleet of mini-buses that travel on two contiguous loops. Fourteen stops allow access to museums both on and off the Mall.
September 24, 2000
There's a National Women's Hall of Fame, a National Museum of Women in the Arts and a National Museum of Women's History (on the Internet only, for now), among others. But until now, there's been no major museum devoted to U.S. women in general, say activists in Dallas. On Friday, they aim to correct that omission when the Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future opens in Dallas.