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National Museum of Women in the Arts

Hours Open:
Monday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday:
12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Located in a spectacular 1908 landmark building just a few blocks from the White House at the corner of New York Avenue and 13th Street, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first museum dedicated solely to celebrating the diverse artistic achievements of women. Since opening its doors in 1987, the museum has presented more than 160 solo and thematic exhibitions. Its permanent collection contains works from the 16th century to the present, created by over 800 artists, including Judith Leyster, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Elizabeth Catlett, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Louise Bourgeois, along with special collections of 18th-century silver tableware and botanical prints. The museum’s education programs include tours, family festivals, and literary, music, and film series. The museum’s Library and Research Center (LRC) contains extensive resources about women artists of all periods and nationalities, as well as a collection of artists’ books, which are exhibited periodically.