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Life After Hours: March 2-4

Start off Women’s History Month with these fun events

Life After Hours: March 2-4

Female cryptanalysts at work during World War II. 

Happy Women’s History Month! Whether you’re looking for something to do before the Founder’s Day Ball or are just trying to wait out the high winds, check out these fun activities in and around the District that highlight some of the amazing women of the past and present.

Book Talk with Liza Mundy: Code Girls

The Library of Congress is kicking off Women’s History Month with a conversation with Liza Mundy, author of "Code Girls." "Code Girls" is a historical non-fiction about the group of women who moved to Washington DC during World War II to become code breakers. According to Mundy’s book, their efforts helped to shorten the war and save many lives. This conversation is co-hosted by the Veterans History Project and The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress.

This event is free and open to the public.

When: March 2, 12-2 p.m.

Where: LJ-119, First Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, Washington, DC 20540

Metro: Orange Line to Capitol South Station

Who does she think she is?

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is holding a screening of “Who does she think she is?”, a documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll. The film looks at the relationships five women have with motherhood and art. The event will conclude with a Q&A session with Sybil E. Gohari, professor of art history at American University, and director Pamela Tanner Boll.

This event is free and open to the public.

When: March 3, 3-5:30 p.m.

Where: McEvoy Auditorium, American Art Museum

Metro: Red Line to Gallery Place-Chinatown

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

The National Gallery of Art is opening an exhibit featuring the work of photographer Sally Mann. Mann has been a photographer for over 40 years and the exhibit will feature some of her best work and highlight her exploration of what it means to grow up in the South. The exhibition will be organized into five categories: Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains.

This event is free to the public.

When: March 4 - May 28

Where: National Gallery of Art, West Building, Ground Floor, Constitution Ave and 6th St

Metro: Red Line to Gallery Place-Chinatown

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