A photo of Martha Graham dancing
About the image

Yousuf Karsh, Martha Graham, 1948 © Yousuf Karsh, Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh. National Portrait Gallery

Women of Color: The Power of Protest Native American Women Activists: Resistance, Resilience, and Passing the Torch

Join the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian for a series of lectures and panel discussions addressing activism and social justice through the lens of women of color¬–past and present. Noted speakers will expand upon the current exhibitions “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” at the Portrait Gallery and “I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” at the National Museum of African Art, and highlight art and material culture from the National Museum of the American Indian. Discover how women of color have found empowerment and amplified their voices for change! This series of three events is made possible through funds from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, “Because of Her Story.”

Free – Register at npg.eventbrite.com.

Co-presented with the National Museum of the American Indian.


Lectures & Discussions


Portrait Gallery


Portrait Gallery

Event Location

McEvoy Auditorium


Free. Registration required. Link below.