Jordana Pomeroy is the Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. As an art history major at a women’s college, she didn't encounter the name of one woman artist. A charter member of NMWA, Pomeroy now keeps a close eye on the women artists featured in other museum galleries. Find more information about Women's History Month in DC here.
Cultural Tourism DC asked some notable Washingtonians to share with us their favorite places or events that are special and unique to DC.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts - for its 25th anniversary exhibitions Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections and R(ad)ical Love: Sister Mary Corita as well as our newest New York Avenue Sculpture Project by Chakaia Booker. From gilt frames to a hipster nun to recycled car tires—a little something for everyone. Oh, and there’s always something beautiful in the shop.
- Wandering through the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks during the springtime will make you wonder if you are still in the city.
- Farmers markets all around the city - I especially love the Thursday afternoon market at Penn Quarter and the weekend morning markets in Burleith and the Palisades (the latter is year-round). They sell the best bread, organic veggies, and organic meat anywhere.
- The Wilson Aquatic Center - The DC Department of Parks and Recreation does a first-class job of maintaining this public pool, which has a lap pool, a separate children’s pool, and a hot tub.
- Kushi - for great sushi in a hip atmosphere.
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