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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.

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.

Calendar of Events
Sep 27 - Sep 27New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Magdalena Abakanowicz
Nov 17 - May 8Doris Lee: American Painter and Illustrator
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 7Gallery Talk: Themes of Picturing Mary
Jan 10Picturing Mary Workshop: Wood Engraving
Jan 14Gallery Talk: Material Girl
Jan 16Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos
Jan 21Gallery Talk: Themes of Picturing Mary
Jan 28Gallery Talk: Collection Connections
Jan 30NMWA Nights: Merry Making
Feb 1Free Community Day
Feb 4Gallery Talk: Silver and Gold
Feb 6Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Amy G. Remensnyder
Feb 11Gallery Talk: For the Love of Mary
Feb 18Gallery Talk: Collection Connections
Feb 20Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Robin Darling Young
Feb 21Picturing Mary Workshop: Gilding
Feb 25Gallery Talk: Material Girl
Mar 1Free Community Day
Mar 4Gallery Talk: Collection Connections
Mar 6Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Kim Butler Wingfield
Mar 11Gallery Talk: Themes of Picturing Mary
Mar 13Picturing Mary Scholar Talk: Ian Boxall
Mar 18Gallery Talk: Themes of Picturing Mary
Mar 21Picturing Mary Workshop: Egg Tempera
Mar 25Gallery Talk: Mother and Child
Apr 1Gallery Talk: Themes of Picturing Mary
Apr 5Free Community Day
Apr 8Gallery Talk: Themes of Picturing Mary

Plan Your Visit

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

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