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National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Founded in 1981 and opened in 1987, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. The museum's collection features 4,500 works from...more
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1250 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3970
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hosted 560 folks at this awesome museum that features female artists across the ages. Saw some of Elizabeth Catlett’s work which made my day. Reception included passed and stationary small bites. Multiple levels allowed time to mix, mingle and enjoy the art without feeling...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 4RealMom
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Val wanted to take our granddaughter here and so we trekked over. The place is beautiful with a central staircase and was nicely air-conditioned. The art was, for the most part, not my cup of tea. It seemed like they did not have enough to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

We visited D.C. in Jan 2019 during the US Government shutdown - so all of the Smithsonian museums etc. were closed! Luckily we happened upon this gem and the price, which was already reasonable, was well worth it. We enjoyed all of the exhibitions, permanent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KylieDeC
Reviewed June 24, 2019

This building would hold great exhibits, but much of it is empty space. I did enjoy the gift shop. Perhaps the acquisitions dept. should broaden its definition of women's art.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank aphrab
Reviewed June 18, 2019 via mobile

This was on my 8 year old daughter's must do list. She is obsessed with art. Earlier in the year, some of the curator's visited our school and she was determined to see this museum. It didn't disappoint. It's a beautiful art gallery that only...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 870melissad
Reviewed June 11, 2019

I visited this wonderful museum twice on a recent trip to the Capital, once for free and once well worth the small entry. The spacious galleries allow intimate & leisurely viewing of the art. At the reception desk I picked up an envelope of cards...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank crewsaustin
Reviewed May 20, 2019

It was $8 to get in as a senior. The museum is very open and spread out. Gives you a feeling of enjoying each piece rather than feeling that there is so much to see . Enjoyed the featured artist exhibit on the 3rd floor....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ritatayenaka
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

We spent about an hour here to see the entire display. There was lots of variety and beautiful pieces of art to enjoy. It is worth a visit after you’ve hit the big museums.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Seisman
Reviewed April 27, 2019

My daughter chose NMWA as one of our destinations in a day-long walking tour around D.C.. The Museum is up the hill north of the Mall, so scheduling it earlier in the day might've been a less exhausting option. But the first floor interior architecture...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JMCSTL
Reviewed April 19, 2019

6 centuries of female artists are displayed here. Enjoy works by woman artists both well known and not so: Martin,Exter,O'Keeffe,Liu,Mitchell,Roberts, etc

Date of experience: March 2019
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