The National Museum of Women in the Arts is currently closed for a multi-year renovation project. We are currently taking inquiries for future events after the renovations are completed. Please reach out to the Special Events Team for the most up-to-date information on facility rentals.
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts is one of the most spectacular event venues in the city. With elegant and functional spaces, the museum can accommodate a variety of social, corporate, or nonprofit affairs. Our professional event staff will share their expertise and suggest knowledgeable vendors, guaranteeing a successful and memorable occasion.
About the Space
Great Hall and Mezzanine
The Great Hall, which features a second-level Mezzanine, is an elegant space ideal for dinner, dancing, or a cocktail reception. Guests are greeted in a marble reception area that leads into a ballroom adorned with three crystal chandeliers and works of art from the museum’s collection. On two sides, white marble staircases sweep upward to the spacious and ornate Mezzanine.
The elegant Elisabeth A. Kasser Board Room, located on the Mezzanine, is a perfect space for private meetings or intimate functions.
Third Floor Gallery
The Third Floor Gallery, home to highlights from the museum’s notable art collection, provides a unique backdrop to any occasion. Host a private cocktail reception while surrounded by artwork from the 16th century to today.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.