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National Museum of Women in the Arts

  • 1250 New York Ave. NW Map It
  • Downtown

Published 07/20/2015

Fodor's Review

The museum brings to light remarkable women artists of the past, while promoting the best women artists working today. Founded in 1987, this is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women's creative contributions. In addition to hosting special exhibitions, the museum holds a collection of 4,700 artworks including paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by Frida Kahlo, Camille Claudel, Mary Cassatt, Alma Thomas, Judy Chicago, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Nan Goldin, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Helen Frankenthaler, and Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. Gallery and scholar talks, hands-on art workshops, and concerts are held regularly; check the museum's website for the calendar of events. The museum oversees the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the first outdoor sculpture corridor in Washington, D.C., featuring changing installations by women artists. The beautifully restored 1907 Renaissance Revival building was designed by Waddy B. Wood.

Sight Information

Address:

1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005, USA

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Phone:

202-783–5000

Website: nmwa.org

Sight Details:

  • $10

Published 07/20/2015

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