Join Kylie Holloway and Zak Martellucci for an insider experience of the museums you miss the most. On each show, we’ll celebrate an incredible museum and the people who work to make it great. We’ll explore the strange, sublime, and secret stories behind the work on display and we’ll close out the show with an exclusive conversation with a guest expert about the collection and how the museum world is coping with this uncertain time. Since we can't get to most museums in person at the moment, we're bringing you their amazing stories via a virtual presentation!
We'll be exploring the National Museum of Women in the Arts and talking with associate curator Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Treanor and exhibition coordinator Hannah Shambroom.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum seeks to inspire dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change. The museum addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today.
Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Treanor is the associate curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washingon, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art, which she earned at the University of Maryland under the direction of Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., former curator of Dutch and Flemish painting at the National Gallery of Art. Treanor also holds a Masters degree in art history from American University and has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art, among other institutions. Treanor joined NMWA in 2012 and has worked on a number of exhibitions covering a wide array of time periods, subjects and media.
Hannah Shambroom is the exhibition coordinator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. She holds a master’s degree in International & Intercultural Communication with a focus on cultural diplomacy from the School of International Service at American University, as well as a graduate certificate in International Arts Management from AU’s College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and French from Connecticut College. Prior to her appointment at NMWA, she worked at International Arts & Artists, Smithsonian Institution’s Freer|Sackler Galleries, and Glenstone. She has also collaborated on projects with the World Bank Group, the Korean Cultural Center, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Zak Martellucci is a storyteller, science communicator and huge nerd who has worked in the museum space for the last 7+ years. He is also a host of VERSUS, a monthly interactive debate show at Caveat in NYC. Find him on Twitter @ZakMartellucci and Instagram @zzzzzzak!
Kylie Holloway is a performer and live events producer who uses comedy to celebrate the forgotten women of history and artists you should know about. You can catch her as the host of Nevertheless She Existed: a comedy podcast unearthing groundbreaking women of yore, or as a tour guide at museums across the country. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @KylieHolloway_!
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Thu, May 13, 20217:00 p.m.–8:15 p.m.$15