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 Oct. 8Linda Nochlin: The Maverick She
Thru Oct. 1National Museum of Women in the Arts REOPENING
Fri. Sep 18Online: Art Chat @ Five
Tue. Sep 22Virtual Happy Hour: Alma Woodsey Thomas Birthday Celebration
Fri. Sep 25Online: Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Oct 2Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Oct 2The Tea: Tashera
Sun. Oct 4Free Community Day
Oct. 8, 2020 – Jan. 18, 2021Paper Routes
Oct. 8, 2020 – Jan. 18, 2021Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020
Fri. Oct 9Art Chat @ Five
Oct. 12, 2020 – Feb. 12, 2021Julie Chen: True to Life
Fri. Oct 16Art Chat @ Five
Sun. Oct 18Free Community Day
Wed. Oct 21Museum Late Hours
Fri. Oct 23Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Oct 30Art Chat @ Five
Sun. Nov 1Free Community Day
Fri. Nov 6The Tea: Heidi Martin
Fri. Nov 6Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Nov 13Art Chat @ Five
Sun. Nov 15Fresh Talk: Place and Power
Sun. Nov 15Free Community Day
Nov. 15, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals
Mon. Nov 16Museum Late Hours
Fri. Nov 20Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Dec 4The Tea: VeVe Marley
Fri. Dec 4Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Dec 11Art Chat @ Five
Sat. Dec 12NMWA Book Club: Old in Art School
Fri. Dec 18Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Jan 8, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Jan 15, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Jan. 16 – Apr. 18, 2021Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood
Fri. Jan 22, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Fri. Jan 29, 2021Art Chat @ Five
Mar. 3 – May. 31, 2021Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend


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National Museum of Women in the Arts

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