Women House title with image of a house on the legs of a mannequin
Laurie Simmons, Walking House, 1989; Chromogenic print, 64 x 46 in.; Collection of Dr. Dana Beth Ardi; Photo courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York

Artists on View

Helena Almeida (b. 1934), Nazgol Ansarinia (b. 1979), Monica Bonvicini (b. 1965), Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911; d. 2010), Heidi Bucher (b. 1926; d. 1993), Claude Cahun (b. 1894; d. 1954), Pia Camil (b. 1980), Judy Chicago (b. 1939), Johanna Demetrakas (b. 1937), Lili Dujourie (b. 1941), Valie Export (b. 1940), Lucy Gunning (b. 1964), Mona Hatoum (b. 1952), Birgit Jürgenssen (b. 1949; d. 2003), Kirsten Justesen (b. 1943), Karin Mack (b. 1940), Isa Melsheimer (b. 1968), Zanele Muholi (b. 1972), Lucy Orta (b. 1966), Leticia Parente (b. 1930; d. 1991), Sheila Pepe (b. 1959), Martha Rosler (b. 1943), Elsa Sahal (b. 1975), Niki de Saint Phalle (b. 1920; d. 2002), Miriam Schapiro (b. 1923; d. 2015), Anne-Marie Schneider (b. 1962), Lydia Schouten (b. 1948), Cindy Sherman (b. 1954), Laurie Simmons (b. 1949), Penny Slinger (b. 1947), Laure Tixier (b. 1972), Ana Vieira (b. 1940; d. 2016), Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963), Sue Williamson (b. 1941), Francesca Woodman (b. 1958; d. 1981), Nil Yalter (b. 1938)

Programs and Events

Opening Party: Women House

March 8, 2018
7:30–11 p.m. Reservations required. Celebrate International Women’s Day and enjoy a first look at Women House with tours, an open bar, and light refreshments. 


Free Community Days

12–5 p.m. No reservations required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!


Gallery Talks

12–12:30 p.m. No reservations required. Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.


NMWA Nights: Welcome to Our House

March 28, 2018
6–8:30 p.m. Explore your crafty side, NMWA’s collection, and special exhibition Women House during this happy hour event.


Film: Womanhouse

May 6, 2018
2:15–3:15 p.m. Enjoy a screening of the documentary by Johanna Demetrakas about the groundbreaking 1972 art installation and performance space “Womanhouse.”

National Museum of Women in the Arts