The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts.
With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum seeks to inspire dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today.
To fulfill this mission, NMWA:
- Displays and preserves a collection of more than 5,000 objects
- Presents ten world-class exhibitions featuring women artists each year
- Runs an acclaimed public programs initiative highlighting the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change
- Offers education curricula and programs for learners of all ages
- Maintains a 17,500-volume library and research center
- Serves as a leading resource for facts about gender disparity in the arts
- Highlights women artists on its website, blog, and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Publishes art history books and a triannual magazine
- Sponsors twenty national and international outreach committees, whose members serve as NMWA ambassadors and advocate for artists in their regions
The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.