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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
Mar 8 - Apr 27New York Avenue Sculpture Project: Chakaia Booker
Nov 4 - May 9Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship
Dec 20 - Apr 27Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
Apr 18Curator Talk: “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
Apr 23Gallery Talk: Celebrating Earth Day
Apr 24Curator Talk: “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
Apr 26 - Sep 14Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships
Apr 30Gallery Talk: Equal Exposure
May 7Gallery Talk: A Mother’s Work
May 14Gallery Talk: Selections from the Collection
May 18FREE Art Museum Day
May 21Gallery Talk: Domestic Affairs
May 28Gallery Talk: Exploring Dimensionality in Art
Jun 1Free Community Day: June 2014
Jun 4Gallery Talk: Meret Oppenheim
Jun 6 - Oct 12Total Art: Contemporary Video
Jun 6NMWA Nights: Total Art
Jun 11Gallery Talk: Handpicked
Jun 18Gallery Talk: Daddy’s Little Girl
Jul 6Free Community Day: July 2014
Aug 3Free Community Day: August 2014
Sep 7Free Community Day: September 2014

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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