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
Thru May. 25Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Sat. Apr 4Museum Day
Sat. Apr 4Slow Art Day
Sun. Apr 5Cultural Capital: Radical Empathy
Sun. Apr 5Fierce Women 2.0
Sun. Apr 5Free Community Day: April
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 3Free Community Day: May
Sun. May 3Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Sun. May 3Cultural Capital: Contact High
Wed. May 6Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Wed. May 13Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico
Wed. May 13Teacher Program: Educator Open House for Graciela 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 7Tour: Fierce Women 2.0
Sun. Jun 7Book Arts Lecture: Audrey Niffenegger—A Life in Libraries
Sun. Jun 7Free Community Day: June
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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