Urgent Museum Notice

Art Submissions

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The museum’s Curatorial Review Committee carefully considers all proposed art donations, acquisitions, and exhibitions.

If you would like to share materials regarding a proposed donation, acquisition, or exhibition, please read the art submission guidelines and fill out the following web form.

Art Submission Guidelines

  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Digital submissions are strongly encouraged by completing the form below. If you are unable to submit your materials digitally, you may send materials by mail addressed to: Curatorial Review Committee, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005. Materials sent by mail require additional time for processing.
  • We are unable to return submitted materials. Please do not include any original artwork OR self-addressed stamped envelopes.
  • Although the Curatorial Review Committee is happy to review all proposals, please understand that opportunities for inclusion in the exhibition program and collection are very limited.
  • NMWA staff cannot make studio visits, view works in person, or make visits to private collections during the initial review phase. If the Curatorial Review Committee is interested in your work, we will contact you about any further steps.
  • NMWA as an institution cannot perform appraisals or authentications of any work of art.
  • If you have trouble submitting the form, please email your questions or concerns to artsubmissions@nmwa.org. Please note that we are not able to accept full submissions by email, but a member of the curatorial committee will respond to assist when possible.

The Curatorial Review Committee carefully reviews each proposal, due to the exceptional volume of submissions received we are unable to respond individually. If you do not receive a response within 90 days, this is an indication that the Committee has declined to pursue your proposal.

Art Submissions Form

*Asterisk indicates a required field.

File name:

File size:

If yes, click on Yes and complete the fields that appear

Artist Resume and/or Bio *
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File name:

File size:

If submitting more than one artwork for consideration, please provide details for one artwork and upload additional images for the remaining works.

If unknown, type N/A.

Image Upload

Upload up to 10 images in jpeg or png file format.

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If yes, click on Yes and complete the fields that appear

If submitting more than one artwork for consideration, please provide details for one artwork and upload additional images for the remaining artworks.

If unknown, type N/A.

Image Upload

Upload up to 10 images in jpeg or png file format. Image is strongly preferred, but not required.

1

If yes, click on Yes and complete the fields that appear

Image Upload

Image is strongly preferred, but not required. Load up to 10 images.

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