CHAMPION WOMEN THROUGH THE ARTS

A building with a white mesh artwork covering its façade, featuring bright pink cross-stitched letters that say White gauzy fabric hangs in front of scaffolding surrounding a city building. Bold magenta letters on the fabric read, “As long as generations change but our struggles stay the same, I will be a feminist.”

Now On View

Explore Katharina Cibulka’s public art installation, SOLANGE #27, for NMWA’s exterior during the museum’s renovation.

Close-up of hands holding a smartphone recording an artist talk in front of a yellow artwork in the museum.
A light-skinned hand holds an envelope tied with a red ribbon that reads “A Special Gift for You” with the logo for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in the upper right corner. Behind the envelope is a colorful abstract painting.

Related Quote

“People in the art world want to think we are achieving parity more quickly than we are.”
Susan Fisher Sterling, The Alice West Director

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.

Close-up photograph of a painted quilt shows a medium-dark skinned woman dancing exuberantly. There is a white flower in her hair, and she wears dangling gold earrings and gold loops around her neck.
Faith Ringgold, American Collection #4: Jo Baker’s Bananas (detail), 1997; Photo credit: Emily Haight, NMWA

Faith Ringgold, American Collection #4: Jo Baker’s Bananas (detail), 1997; Photo credit: Emily Haight, NMWA

Online Resources

NMWA @ Home

Close-up detail of a larger artwork features a view of two felt houses. On the viewer's right is an orange house that is out-of-focus while on the left is a blue house that is in-focus and has visible stitches, coarse texture, and rectangular windows.
View special online exhibitions, educational resources, and activities to learn about women artists.

Exhibitions

A black and white photograph of a young girl wearing a dress and coat jumping over a brick wall. Three other figures lean over the wall in the upper right corner of the composition. The jumping girl is the only figure who is in focus.
Explore our online exhibitions, including images, audio, and virtual tours.

Collection

Close-up detail of an abstract painting that features dense and chaotic brushstrokes of pale gray, lavender, and cobalt.
Examine highlights from the museum’s collection, spanning more than 5,500 works from the Renaissance through today.

Explore Things to Do @ NMWA

Art Chat @ Five: Waxing Poetic

Date: Dec, 09
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five: Artistic Relationships

Date: Dec, 16
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five

Date: Jan, 06
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

NMWA xChange: Lookout with Katharina Cibulka

Date: Jan, 10
Time: 12 to 12:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five

Date: Jan, 20
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

Educator Professional Development: New Year, New Artwork

Date: Jan, 31
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm

The Tea: Ammonite

Date: Feb, 03
Time: 12 to 1 pm

Art Chat @ Five

Date: Feb, 03
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

Art Chat @ Five

Date: Feb, 17
Time: 5 to 5:45 pm

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Featured Blog Post

Museum Shop Director Adriana Regalado spoke with NMWA Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center Elizabeth Ajunwa.
View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.
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