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 top quality events, 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 Nov. 25Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career
Thru Nov. 30Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
Thru Sep. 20, 2020New York Ave Sculpture Project
Thru Feb. 10, 2019Rodarte
Wed. Nov 14Gallery Talk: Bound to Amaze
Wed. Nov 14Book Arts Lecture: Carol Todaro
Sun. Nov 18Fresh Talk: Sarah Lewis—Vision & Justice
Wed. Nov 21Gallery Talk: Rodarte
Wed. Nov 28Gallery Talk: Rodarte
Sun. Dec 2Free Community Day: December
Sun. Dec 2Tour: Fierce Women
Wed. Dec 5Gallery Talk: Rodarte
Dec. 7, 2018 – Apr. 14, 2019Ambreen Butt—Mark My Words
Tue. Dec 11NMWA Nights: Fashion Forward
Wed. Dec 12Gallery Talk: Rodarte
Wed. Dec 19Gallery Talk: Ambreen Butt
Wed. Jan 2, 2019Gallery Talk: Rodarte
Sun. Jan 6, 2019Film: Woodshock
Wed. Jan 9, 2019Gallery Talk: Rodarte
Sat. Jan 12, 2019Firsthand Experience: Fashion Illustration
Sat. Feb 2, 2019Firsthand Experience: Sewing Machine 101
Mon. Oct 7, 2019Free Community Day: October
Mon. Dec 2, 2019Film: Black Swan


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National Museum of Women in the Arts

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