Join us as staff from the Navy Art Gallery share photographs and paintings from the gallery collection that serve to document these seminal nuclear test bombings of 1946 off the Marshall Islands. Learn about the artists who produced the work, their processes and motivations.

Brown Bag Briefs are offered on the third Wednesday of every month. Topics are related to U.S. naval history, museum collection objects, art, technological achievement, and people. Occasionally, the program may be held on a different day to coincide with special observances. Check our website for the most updated listing.

Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to park outside the base and then be escorted onto the base then to the museum building. If taking metro, take the Green line and exit the Navy Yard /Ballpark metro stop, then walk to the main base entrance at 6th and M Street (about 10 minutes).

Parking Options: If driving, limited, metered street parking is available across the street from the main entrance. Another option is to use the nearby Harris Teeters underground parking garage. Parking is free for 90 minutes. You will need to validate your ticket in the store before leaving the garage. Walk from Harris Teeters to 6th and M Street is about 10 minutes. Please be outside the main entrance by 11am on the program date. Please be prompt. A museum educator will be there to escort you onto the base.

Register through Eventbrite or email Paul Perry at  paul.h.perry@navy.mil


Painting, Arthur Beaumont, 1946 Watercolor on Paper Unframed Dimensions 17H X 20W Accession #: 88-169-B, NHHC

Painting, Arthur Beaumont, 1946 Watercolor on Paper Unframed Dimensions 17H X 20W Accession #: 88-169-B, NHHC Navy Art Collection.