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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 4,500 objects, presents world-class exhibitions of women artists each year, programs top quality events, including concerts, films, staged readings, and more.



Hours
Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm; Sunday noon - 5pm

Admission
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.

Calendar of Events
May 12 - Nov 14The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochoráková-Dittrichová
Sep 19 - Nov 2The 5x5 Project: Soda_Jerk: After the Rainbow
Sep 27 - Sep 27New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Magdalena Abakanowicz
Oct 29Gallery Talk: Collection Selections
Oct 29Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Cicely Parnas
Nov 2Free Community Day
Nov 5Gallery Talk: Collection Selections
Nov 12Gallery Talk: The First Woman Graphic Novelist
Nov 17 - May 8Doris Lee: American Painter and Illustrator
Nov 19Gallery Talk: Collection Selections
Dec 1 - Dec 31Creative Holiday Gifts from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Dec 3Gallery Talk: Collection Selections
Dec 5Curator Talk: Timothy Verdon
Dec 5 - Apr 12Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea
Dec 7Free Community Day
Dec 10Gallery Talk: Themes of Picturing Mary
Dec 17Gallery Talk: Collection Connections
Jan 4Free Community Day
Jan 10Picturing Mary Workshop: Wood Engraving
Jan 30NMWA Nights: Merry Making
Feb 1Free Community Day
Feb 21Picturing Mary Workshop: Gilding
Mar 1Free Community Day
Mar 21Picturing Mary Workshop: Egg Tempera
Apr 5Free Community Day

Plan Your Visit

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3970
202-783-5000 phone
website

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