Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the achievements of women artists.
Spanning more than 4,000 works, NMWA’s wide-ranging collection provides a comprehensive survey of art by women from the 16th century to the present, with new acquisitions added regularly. Highlights include works by Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Catlett, Lavinia Fontana, Frida Kahlo, Judith Leyster, Elisabetta Sirani and Alma Thomas. The New York Avenue Sculpture Project, currently featuring the work of Chakaia Booker, is the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists.
Throughout the year, the museum presents special exhibitions featuring works by innovative women artists from around the world and across centuries. This includes the biennial exhibition series Women to Watch, featuring emerging or underrepresented artists from around the U.S. and the world.
Visit www.nmwa.org for up-to-date information about exhibitions and events. Museum admission passes and gift passes are available in advance by calling the ticket office at 1-877-226-5294.
The Mezzanine Café, surrounded by works from the museum’s collection, offers visitors a relaxing place to eat lunch. Open 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. The café offers brunch on the first Sunday of every month from 11:00 am -2:00 pm For reservations call 202-628-1068.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday–Saturday
Admission: Adults: $10.00
Parking: Metered street parking is minimal. Nearby parking garages include CarrPark at 1450 F Street, NW; CarrPark at 1201 F Street, NW; PMI at 1345 G Street, NW; PMI at 1301 H Street, NW.
Metrorail: Take the Red, Blue, or Orange lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north.
Metrobus: Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW.