Urgent Museum Notice

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Cole Holladay

Side-by-side composition of multiple magazine covers published by the museum. All covers have a featured image followed by the text, 'Women in the Arts.'

What’s Inside

This special issue of Women in the Arts features:

  • The life and legacy of NMWA Founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay 
  • How the founders built an inspired collection of work by great women artists from the Renaissance to the present 
  • Archival photographs sharing memorable moments for Holladay and the museum
  • Reflections on a visionary leader

Related Blog Post

NMWA founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (1922–2021) was a visionary collector of great art by women. Get to know five of her favorite historical artists from the museum’s collection.
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.
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, March 13, 2014; Photo by Astrid Riecken for the Washington Post via Getty Images