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 Jan. 18, 2021Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020
Thru Jan. 18, 2021Paper Routes
Thru Feb. 12, 2021Julie Chen: True to Life
Thru Dec. 31RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals
Thru Jan. 3, 2021RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals
Fri. Dec 4Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Dec 4The Tea: VeVe Marley
Sun. Dec 6Student Perspectives: The Art of (Social) Distance
Sun. Dec 6Free Community Day
Sun. Dec 6Student Perspectives: Representations of the Body in Art
Mon. Dec 7Museum Late Hours
Tue. Dec 8BMA x NMWA Monthly Talk Show: America
Fri. Dec 11Art Chat @ Five
Sat. Dec 12NMWA Book Club: Old in Art School
Wed. Dec 16Museum Late Hours
Thu. Dec 17Virtual Happy Hour: Louise Bourgeois Birthday Celebration
Fri. Dec 18Art Chat @ Five
Sun. Dec 20Free Community Day
Sun. Jan 3, 2021Free Community Day
Fri. Jan 8, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Jan 15, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Jan. 16 – Apr. 18, 2021Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood
Sun. Jan 17, 2021Free Community Day
Tue. Jan 19, 2021Virtual Happy Hour: Clementine Hunter Birthday Celebration
Fri. Jan 22, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Jan 29, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Feb 5, 2021The Tea: Courtney Dowe
Sun. Feb 7, 2021Free Community Day
Sun. Feb 21, 2021Free Community Day
Mar. 3 – May. 31, 2021Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend
Sun. Mar 7, 2021Free Community Day
Tue. Mar 16, 2021Virtual Happy Hour: Rosa Bonheur Birthday Celebration
Sun. Mar 21, 2021Free Community Day


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