National Museum of Women in the Arts

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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. 20, 2020New York Ave Sculpture Project
Thru Jul. 28Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
Thru Sep. 15More is More: Multiples
Wed. Jun 26Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Sun. Jun 30Fresh Talk: Accessory to Action—Adorning Wakanda
Wed. Jul 3Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard
Sun. Jul 7Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Sun. Jul 7Free Community Day: July
Sun. Jul 7DC Art Book Fair
Wed. Jul 10Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples
Wed. Jul 17Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples
Wed. Jul 24Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Wed. Jul 31Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples
Sun. Aug 4Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Sun. Aug 4Free Community Day: August
Wed. Aug 7Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Wed. Aug 14Gallery Talk: More is More: Multiples
Sat. Aug 17Portrait Party for Young Learners
Sat. Aug 17Tour: Portrait Party for Young Learners
Wed. Aug 21Gallery Talk: New York Ave Sculpture Project
Wed. Aug 28Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
Sep. 19, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction
Sep. 19, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020Live Dangerously


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National Museum of Women in the Arts

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