Monday, January 13, 2014

National Museum for Women in the Arts - Volunteers Needed

It’s not too late to volunteer! We will be helping out at the National Museum for Women in the Arts (NMWA) on Sunday, February 23rd from 12-5pm. They are looking for people to work on hand sewing projects in their exhibit “Workt by Hand” and to answer questions or show off the quilts as people are coming through. They will be providing tables and chairs. We’ll be dividing people into shifts that will go from about 12-2:30pm and 2:30-5pm, so you won’t need to stay the whole time. The museum staff said that it generally gets busiest in the middle so if you can’t be there at exactly noon or can’t stay until 5, that’s fine.

If you’re interested in volunteering, or have already volunteered and have a definite preference on which shift you’d like, please contact

Several of us were lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the free tour, and if you haven’t seen it, I would highly recommend volunteering just to have an excuse to go! I leave you with some pictures of the tours we took on January 4, although we weren’t allowed to take any pictures inside the exhibit at NMWA.

In the lobby at NMWA

Art hanging in the second floor lobby

We took the free shuttle over to the Anacostia Community Museum

We got a tour of the hand beading exhibition, which included this multi panel installation

The quilt exhibit at the Anacostia Community Museum only included four quilts, but we did have some additional time at NMWA after we took the shuttle back to take a closer look at the quilts there.

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