2 Hours Celebrating Women in the Arts Downtown

Stop by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, dine at a woman-owned restaurant and admire the enameling arts at the Renwick Gallery

Stop One

Explore the installation, From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir, on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

13th & New York Avenue NW From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir invites visitors to reflect on Beauvoir’s impact, not only in her time and as a feminist, but also in our own time and in the areas of literature, philosophy and popular culture.


Stop Two

Eat Lunch at Teaism, a 100% woman-owned business

 300 Connecticut Avenue NW Teaism is an Asian-inspired tea house and restaurant in Washington, DC, serving sandwiches, salads, bento boxes, hot and cold teas, and desserts. Take home a souvenir with the shop’s loose leaf teas, teaware and gift items.


Stop Three

Visit June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation at the Renwick Gallery

 Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW Pioneering artist June Schwarcz (1918–2015) was one of the most innovative enamelists of the 20th century, creating a remarkably varied body of work over a career spanning more than 60 years. Her technical innovations combined with her inventive and unorthodox designs set new standards for enameling and established her as a leading and influential voice in American art.


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