Summer With The Arts

The Military Women’s Memorial in collaboration with UnitingUS, Community Building Art Works and Armed Services Arts Partnership, offers summer-long creative programming for the military-affiliated community.

Through an art show and event series, we will engage our community in a space intentionally curated for gathering, conversation, and celebration. 

Experience Summer With The Arts

Visit the Art Show

In partnership with UnitingUS, we are proud to present an Art Show from artists in the military community that represent the healing power of the arts. This show celebrates service through a diverse representation of experiences and storytelling. Reserve your free Military Women’s Memorial tickets.

Explore the "Summer With The Arts" Virtual Exhibit

Coming Soon

The Summer With The Arts art display can be explored virtually! Visit the virtual exhibit to view the artwork and learn about some of the many veteran and veteran-dependent artists being featured.

Learn about the Curator

UnitingUS and the Military Women’s Memorial are honored to have renowned artist and scholar Annette Polan guest curate the Art Show.

Programming and Events

Join us for a summer of programming related to the arts. From performance and healing arts to storytelling and poety, we’ve got you covered this summer. View our calendar to register for both in-person and virtual events related to Summer With The Arts.

Digital Press Kit

View press releases, news coverage, and download resources such as graphics, logos, and other digital assets.

Make a Donation

Your contributions make programs like Summer With The Arts possible. Help us continue our mission of honoring and preserving the history of women who have served our country.

Visit the Art Show

The Military Women’s Memorial is the leading memorial and education center honoring women’s contributions to the service of our nation.   

In partnership with UnitingUs, the Summer With The Arts exhibition was created with the intention of bringing together communities and families when our Country needs healing and unity most. Plan a visit to the historic Arlington National Cemetery and cap off your trip with a memorable and educational experience at the Military Women’s Memorial. Our family-friendly events are perfect for children of all ages and stages and offer various enrichment opportunities from visual arts to crafting projects!

About the curator

This exhibition is curated by renowned artist and scholar, Annette Polan, Professor Emeritus from the Corcoran College of Art and Design at George Washington University. Polan created the Faces of the Fallen exhibition, previously on display at the Military Women’s Memorial and the Pentagon, which featured portraits of servicemen and women who died while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a participant in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassy Program.

 

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“The range of artworks created by Uniting US Artists for the Summer with the arts exhibition is breathtaking”

– AnnMarie Halterman, UnitingUS Executive Director

Coming Soon: Experience the Virtual Exhibition

In addition to the physical exhibit, you can learn more about the veteran artists featured in the “Summer With The Arts” anywhere in the world with our virtual exhibit.

Featured Programs & Events

Matthew Gill Singing

Healing Arts Celebration

June 26th, 2021 | 11am-4pm

Join us as we explore the healing arts and the benefits they have on whole health through a panel discussion and art presentations. The panel discussion centered on the spectrum of the healing arts will be facilitated by Dr. AnnMarie Halterman and will feature artist demonstrations and discussions of how their art forms assist in spectrum of healing arts.

Matthew Gill Singing

Celebrating Performing Arts

July 24, 2021 | 11am-4pm

The Military Women’s Memorial will be highlighting the performing arts with live performances, artist Q&A, and a 3pm Variety Show hosted by the Armed Services Arts Partnership.

Celebrating Family & Wellness

August 28th, 2021 | 11am-4pm

Join us as we explore the healing arts and the benefits they have on whole health through a panel discussion and art presentations. The panel discussion centered on the spectrum of the healing arts will be facilitated by Dr. AnnMarie Halterman and will feature artist demonstrations and discussions of how their art forms assist in spectrum of healing arts.

View the Full Event Calendar

Thank you to our partners

The Summer With The Arts has been coordinated in partnership with these impactful organizations.

Armed Services Arts Partnerships
UnitingUS
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This series was made possible with the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Optum Serve. Learn more about how you too can support our mission here.

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