The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts.
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Notes for Today
The museum is currently closed. To learn more visit our Coronavirus Updates page.
Related Fact about Women in the Arts
Just 11% of all acquisitions at prominent American museums over the past decade were of work by women artists.
What We Do
Our rotating special exhibitions showcase work by established and emerging women artists. Museum programs build strong, engaged local communities and foster conversations and connections that inspire change. Our collections feature more than 5,500 works from the 16th century to today created by more than 1,000 artists.
Great art should be viewed, valued, and supported especially work by women.”
Support Women in the Arts
Become a NMWA member today and save with limited-time discounts. Your membership will help us lead the way for women in the arts. Additionally, your name will be added to the 2021 Members List and you’ll enjoy exciting benefits like a subscription to Women in the Arts magazine.
People in the art world want to think we are achieving parity more quickly than we are.”
Advocate for Women
Women artists have been marginalized for centuries. Gender bias is less overt today, but contemporary women artists still face many obstacles and disparities, as well as persistent underrepresentation in museum collections and exhibitions worldwide. Their historical precursors still deserve to have their stories told.