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Museum Guide

Use this guide to find important information during your visit to the museum.
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Photo credit: Laura Hoffman, NMWA
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.
Photo credit: Thomas H. Field

What to See

Floor by Floor

Fifth Floor

Performance Hall
Scheduled programs only

Fourth Floor

Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
Open by appointment only; email lrc@nmwa.org

Third Floor

Collection Highlights

Second Floor

Special Exhibition Galleries


Collection Highlights

Ground Floor

Museum Introduction, Collection Highlights, Information Desk, Museum Shop

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The accessible elevator is located behind the security desk.

Symbol for available bathroom, depicting the silhouette of one woman and one man.

Restrooms are located in the Great Hall, Mezzanine, and near the passenger elevators on floors 2–5.


Discover the museum’s collection, which highlights connections between historical and contemporary works of art. The galleries delve into topics addressed by women artists through time and around the world.

Explore Collection Themes

Read posts from the “Director’s Desk” blog series that explore each collection theme.

Collection Resources

Audio Guide

A still life painting featuring an asymmetrical arrangement of flowers; the central section features pink, orange, yellow, and blue flowers and is dramatically highlighted compared to the background and outer edge of arrangement.
Hear NMWA staff members discuss key works and artists from the museum’s collection, currently on view in the third-floor galleries.

Large Print Labels

Access all exhibition text in large print format for ease of reading as you explore the galleries.

See For Yourself Cards

A sample of three informational cards on artworks in our collection that displays the artist name, artwork title, and artwork image.
See for Yourself cards correspond to selected works from NMWA’s collection and special exhibitions. Use them to create your own self-guided museum experience.

Visit and Contact Information

Visit and Contact Information


Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day




NMWA Members free, Adults $10, Adults 65 and over $8, Students $8, 18 and under free.

Museum Shop

Open during museum hours

Library & Research Center

Open by appointment only

Facility Rental




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