Have you ever wondered what a work of art is trying to say?

During these exclusive Member Experiences, you and other members will be guided in artful conversation by one of our expert docents to uncover what lies beneath the surface of some of the NMOA’s most beloved pieces of art.

Celebrate Black History Month with us and explore several contemporary works by African American artists currently on view. Join NMOA docent, Betty Brown, and arts educator, Janet Mandel, in a conversation about these works and the impact they have had on American culture.

Location: Seeing America 20th & 21st Century, North Wing, 2nd floor

Registration is required.

This event is exclusively for members.


Robert H. Colescott, Cactus Jack at El Dorado, 1977. Acrylic on canvas; 86 1/2 x 68 1/2 in. (219.7 x 174 cm). Gift of Gregory A. Lunt, 1988 | 88.282