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Announcing the New nmwa.org

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.

#5WomenArtists: From Awareness to Action

Posted: February 26, 2019
Category: News And Updates
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?
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.

Gallery Reboot: Collection Galleries Closed December 17–28

Posted: December 16, 2018
Category: News And Updates
Abstract painting with large, gestural swaths of pink, yellow, peach, and gray. Scatered black lines and white brushstrokes at right.

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

Director’s Desk: Amy Sherald Inspires

Posted: March 28, 2018
Category: News And Updates
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.

Can You Name #5WomenArtists?

Posted: February 22, 2018
Category: 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.