News And Updates

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.

Click Through: Updates on Digital Engagement

Posted: June 15, 2022
Category: News And Updates
As the museum embarks on a new, comprehensive digital strategy, learn more about our efforts to increase online accessibility and engagement.
A light-skinned hand holds a mobile phone towards a four-story mural installed on the façade of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The mural shows the upper half of a woman with a medium-light skin tone surrounded by various colorful plants and symbols. The phone’s screen faces the viewer and contains a small image of the mural and text.

Honoring Graciela Iturbide

Posted: November 4, 2020
Category: News And Updates
NMWA honored renowned Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Arts.
A light-skinned older woman with brown cropped hair holds a clear rectangular award up to her face, so that half of her face is visible through the award; sunlight streams in on the woman's face and hands.

Announcing the New

Posted: June 18, 2020
Category: News And Updates
An eleven-month project in collaboration with the creative agency Purple Rock Scissors, the new website features simplified, intuitive navigation and a contemporary design that places the museum’s art, artists, and...
Wide angle view showing a full gallery. The floor is a dark gray carpet and there are two columns, through which large scale works in vibrant colors are visible.

“Judy Chicago: New Views” Available Now

Posted: September 4, 2019
Category: News And Updates
As the first major monograph on the feminist artist Judy Chicago in nearly 20 years, Judy Chicago: New Views provides fresh perspectives by leading scholars and curators.

#5WomenArtists: From a #Hashtag to a Movement

Posted: April 29, 2019
Category: News And Updates
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.

Opening Friday: Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

Posted: March 20, 2019
Category: News And Updates
The Contour of Feeling marks the most ambitious von Rydingsvard exhibition to date in the United States and her first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C. Featuring 26 sculptures, a wall...
A massive sculpture made of bare cedar slats and painted cedar hunks arranged vertically, flat against a gallery wall.

Gallery Reboot: Collection Galleries Closed December 17–28

Posted: December 16, 2018
Category: News And Updates
From Monday, December 17, through Friday, December 28, NMWA’s third-floor galleries will be closed to the public for a major reinstallation of art from the collection.
Large vertical painting in minimalist style features thinned pigments poured in translucent layers onto the unsized canvas. The abstract composition is dominated by a central ambiguous form in vibrant yellow-orange and peach, flanked by amorphous swaths of pale pink and a dark gray.

Meddling with Metal: “Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018”

Posted: June 28, 2018
Category: News And Updates
The fifth installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch series, Heavy Metal showcases the ways that women artists have creatively carried this medium into the contemporary era, and how their works...

On View: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Posted: June 13, 2018
Category: News And Updates
Learn about works by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva as part of the "Month of Portugal in the United States" (June 2018).
A light-skinned adult woman in a gray dress with medium-length, wavy, brown hair is seen from behind, standing and facing a large, abstract painting. The painting depicts blurry, layered rectangles and squares in shades of gray, taupe, and black, layered and appearing to recede.

Director’s Desk: Amy Sherald Inspires

Posted: March 28, 2018
Category: News And Updates
Learn more about how Amy Sherald inspires others and her two works in the NMWA collection, They call me Redbone but I’d rather be Strawberry Shortcake (2009) and It Made...
Amy Sherald speaks to a crowd in a gallery beside her striking portraits depicting individuals with gray skintones against vibrant, solid-colored backgrounds. She gestures with her hands and has a serious expression on her face.