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.
Since 1985, the Guerrilla Girls, a collective of anonymous feminist activist artists, have brought widespread attention to the issues of sexism and racism in the art world.

#5WomenArtists 2020: Women Artists Changing the World

Posted: February 26, 2020
Category: Advocacy
The 2020 #5WomenArtists campaign recognizes women who are using art to make change and drive awareness about globally relevant issues and topics.

#5WomenArtists: From a #Hashtag to a Movement

Posted: April 29, 2019
Category: Advocacy
This year, over 750 cultural institutions and 8,000 individuals from 38 countries participated in our #5WomenArtists campaign, both on social media and with actionable pledges.

#5WomenArtists Up Close: Tate

Posted: March 25, 2019
Category: Advocacy
Hear from Nell Burnham, digital marketing production officer at Tate, about her museum’s commitments to advance gender equity in the arts.

#5WomenArtists Up Close: New-York Historical Society

Posted: March 18, 2019
Category: Advocacy
For #5WomenArtists, we asked cultural institutions to commit to actions that will advance gender equity in the arts. Hear about the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (NYHS) commitments.
A very close-up detail shot of a painting featuring tiny dots arranged to form vary shades of blue circles outlined in white. Layered blue dots, appearing almost three-dimensional against a black background, are in focus in the foreground and the blue background is blurred.

#5WomenArtists Up Close: the Jewish Museum

Posted: March 11, 2019
Category: Advocacy
NMWA’s annual #5WomenArtists campaign calls attention to the fact that women artists remain underrepresented—and their work undervalued—in the art world. Hear from JiaJia Fei, director of digital at the Jewish...
In a museum gallery space, a large yellow sculpture of the word "OY" is in the center of the room with four paintings of large and small sizes behind it. The white wall is awash in blue light.

#5WomenArtists Up Close: North Carolina Museum of Art

Posted: March 4, 2019
Category: Advocacy
NMWA’s annual #5WomenArtists campaign calls attention to the fact that women artists remain underrepresented—and their work undervalued—in the art world. Hear from Dr. Valerie Hillings, director of the North Carolina...
An aerial shot of a landscape featuring a large white modern building, a large wooden sculptural form, and blue skies with clouds and and an expansive green lawn.

#5WomenArtists: From Awareness to Action

Posted: February 26, 2019
Category: Advocacy
Each March since 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts has posed a simple question on social media for Women’s History Month: Can you name five women artists?
Abstract painting features translucent, wave-like turquoise, aquamarine, and fuchsia washes mingled with red lines and hard-edged, matte-pink sinuous shapes bounded by blue and green scales. Other details resolve into a human hand, tree-sprigged mountains, and craggy branches.
Impress your friends with five fast facts about What if Women Ruled the World (2016) by Yael Bartana, on display in the third-floor galleries.
The phrase “What if Women Ruled the World” is sculpted with neon tubes of bright yellow, in all capital letters. The letters of “WOMEN” are larger than the rest and are configured vertically.

Art Fix Friday: November 2, 2018

Posted: November 2, 2018
Category: Advocacy
NMWA Assistant Curator Orin Zahra is featured in an article about Impressionist Marie Bracquemond; Hito Steyerl wins the 2019 Käthe Kollwitz Prize; Betye Saar is on view at the New...
A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned adult woman holding a newspaper with news about World War II. She wears a coat and her short, curly hair is caught in the wind.