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Philadelphia Chapter Event: National Gallery of Art in DC- Behind the Camera

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11am‑4:30pm EST
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Contact: Jean Brubaker


Join us for a trip to the National Gallery of Art to enjoy, among other exhibits, its new special exhibition Behind the Camera. Women actively participated in the development of photography soon after its inception in the 19th century. Yet it was in the 1920s, after the seismic disruptions of World War I, that women entered the field of photography in force. Aided by advances in technology and mass communications, along with growing access to training and acceptance of their presence in the workplace, women around the world made an indelible mark on the growth and diversification of the medium. They brought innovation to a range of photographic disciplines, from avant-garde experimentation and commercial studio practice to social documentary, photojournalism, ethnography, and the recording of sports, dance, and fashion.

We’ll meet at the entrance to the exhibition at 11AM and go through the exhibit at our own pace. Then we’ll go to the basement cafe between the East and West wings at 1PM for lunch. The rest of the afternoon you’ll be free to explore whatever art tickles your fancy.


Currently Amtrak is offering round trips (PHL – WAS) as low as $36 per person. We recommend that you act now to grab this special rate – booking the Northeast Regional Train 183 leaving Philadelphia Union Staion at 8:31 am, arriving Washington Union Station at 10:30 am. Return that night on the Carolinian Train 80, leaving Washington at 5:15 pm arriving Philadelphia at 7 pm. These are the times we recommend so we can travel together, however, of course there are many other trains available. The museum is a 20 minute walk from the station or one subway stop away. You are also welcome to drive and arrange carpools. 

Please email Jean if you plan to drive and would be willing to carpool.

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