National Museum of Women in the Arts

Founded in 1987, NMWA is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women's creative contributions. By bringing to light remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best women artists working today, the museum directly addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art in the U.S. and abroad, thus assuring great women artists a place of honor now and into the future.

NMWA preserves and displays a collection of 5,000 objects, presents world-class exhibitions of women artists each year, programs, including concerts, films, staged readings, and more.

Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm; Sunday noon - 5pm
Adults: $10.00*
Visitors 65 and over: $8.00
Students: $8.00
NMWA members: Free
Youth 18 and under: Free
Free Community Days are the first
Sunday of every month.
Thru Sep. 20New York Ave Sculpture Project
Thru Apr. 19Delita Martin: Calling Down The Spirits
Wed. Jan 29Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Sun. Feb 2Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Wed. Feb 5Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Feb. 8 – May. 25Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Wed. Feb 12Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Sat. Feb 15Young Learners Tour: Color-Full Fun
Wed. Feb 19Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Wed. Feb 26Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Sun. Mar 1Free Community Day: March
Sun. Mar 1Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Wed. Mar 4MAR 04 Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists
Sun. Mar 8International Women’s Day 2020
Wed. Mar 11Cultural Capital: Motherhood Redux
Wed. Mar 11Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly
Wed. Mar 11MAR 11 Gallery Talk: #5WomenArtists
Sat. Mar 14Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020: Women Artists of Latin America
Wed. Mar 18#5WomenArtists
Fri. Mar 20Artist Lecture: Delita Martin
Fri. Mar 20Tour: Spring Fever
Wed. Mar 25Shenson Chamber Music Concert: The McDermott Trio with violist Paul Neubauer
Wed. Mar 25#5WomenArtists
Thu. Mar 26NMWA Late Hours
Wed. Apr 1APR 01 Gallery Talk: Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Thu. Apr 2Teacher Program: VTS Beginner Practicum
Sat. Apr 4Slow Art Day
Sat. Apr 4Museum Day
Sun. Apr 5Free Community Day: April
Sun. Apr 5Fierce Women 2.0
Sun. Apr 5Cultural Capital: Radical Empathy
Thu. Apr 9Delita Martin
Wed. Apr 15Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Sat. Apr 18Young Learner Tour: Portrait Party
Wed. Apr 22Collection Sampler
Mon. Apr 27NMWA Late Hours
Wed. Apr 29Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Sun. May 3Cultural Capital: Contact High
Sun. May 3Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Sun. May 3Free Community Day: May
Wed. May 6Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Wed. May 13Teacher Program: Educator Open House for Graciela Iturbide's Mexico
Wed. May 13Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Tue. May 19NMWA Late Hours
Wed. May 20Collection Sampler
Wed. May 27Collection Sampler
Wed. May 27Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Jennifer Koh
Wed. Jun 3Linda Nochlin: The Maverick She
Sun. Jun 7Book Arts Lecture: Audrey Niffenegger—A Life in Libraries
Sun. Jun 7Free Community Day: June
Sun. Jun 7Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Wed. Jun 10Collection Sampler
Wed. Jun 17Collection Sampler
Wed. Jun 24Collection Sampler
Sat. Jun 27Young Learner Tour: Animal Adventure


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National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3970
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