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National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Art Museum, Museum, and Art Gallery · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
1250 New York Ave NW (at 13th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–5:00 PM
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The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.


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    Debbie F.
    "It"s free the 1st Sunday of the month!"(2 Tips)
    "fabulous exhibit on women artists"(3 Tips)
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  • Holly K.

    Wonderful collection, helpful staff and an artistic gem not to be missed.

    Holly Kincaid · September 20
  • Shelley B.

    First time here. Field trip. Excited to see the exhibit on Mary.

    Shelley Broderick · March 26
  • Mstr f.

    A lot to see

    Mstr frnk0 · January 2
  • Zara K.

    Absolutely amazing. Will definitely go back!

    Zara Khan · August 21, 2014
  • Katy R.

    Start your tour from the third floor down.

    Katy Rodríguez Botello · July 26, 2014
  • Lizz C.

    They won't let you carry around coffee in the gift shop but they have a café 50 feet from Renaissance paintings. Kind of BS.

    Lizz C. · February 18, 2014
  • amber r.

    It's just stunning

    amber richter · December 28, 2013
  • Walburga A M.

    one of a kind - free entry 1st sunday of the month

    Walburga A Marder · February 19, 2013
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts

    Become a member and see the new exhibition A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony on February 14, 2013, before it opens!

  • Brea E.

    Brunch $25 the first Sunday of each month; gratuity included in your bill. Mimosa, omlette station, crepe station

    Brea Ellis · January 7, 2013
  • Brea E.

    Free the first sunday of each month

    Brea Ellis · January 7, 2013
  • Lauren M.

    This place has nice tables. Oaken, rich, sensual qualities that harken back to the age of pure craftsmanship. Ron Swanson would be proud.

    Lauren Masterson · January 6, 2013
  • Angela

    See the fabulous exhibit on women artists in France from the Revolution thru the Romantic Era.

    Angela · April 29, 2012
  • Kathleen A. K.

    Take your Mom to NMWA for Global Marketplace SUN, MAY 13, 2012 12–5 p.m. and MON, MAY 14, 2012 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and see "Mamacita Linda: Letters between Frida Kahlo and her Mother" for free!

    Kathleen A. Kimlahan · April 26, 2012
  • Mandy F.

    Great location for a wedding! Elegant, large, and easily adjusted to suit your decorating needs.

    Mandy Fatemi · March 19, 2012
  • Loren P.

    Free entrance today! Check out Frida'd self portrait & Georgia O'Keef's Jack in the Pulpit- 3rd floor gallery. Beautiful!

    Loren Petruny · March 8, 2012
  • Mark P.

    Lilian Miler woodblock prints are serene....

    Mark P · December 28, 2011
  • Kathleen A. K.

    Check out NMWA's Holiday Gift Market: Celebrate the Season. It is free!! Members receive double discounts on all purchases (20%). Dec. 4-6, 2011

    Kathleen A. Kimlahan · November 29, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    "The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back" features posters, ephemera by anonymous artist-activist group that critiques sexism & racism pervading culture. Open noon to 5pm; free admission Sunday Read more

    Washington Blade · September 3, 2011
  • M Squared Real Estate

    This is a hidden gem in DC at the corner of New York Ave. and 13th St. The art work, all by women, is magnificent, covering a wide range of art from different eras.

    M Squared Real Estate · August 19, 2011
  • DC Preservation League

    Built in 1907-08, using the architetural designs of noteable architects Wood, Donn & Deming.

    DC Preservation League · August 9, 2011
  • Jose Luis S.

    Hummmm nice =)

    Jose Luis Silva Pereira · August 5, 2011
  • Katie O.

    Absolutely gorgeous inside - great place for an inexpensive lunch in a classy atmosphere!

    Katie O'Connell · November 10, 2010
  • Debbie F.

    It"s free the 1st Sunday of the month!

    Debbie Friez · October 3, 2010
  • Cory C.

    check out the installation of sculpture along NY Ave Read more

    Cory Churches · April 30, 2010

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