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Close-up detail of a larger artwork features a view of two felt houses. On the viewer's right is an orange house that is out-of-focus while on the left is a blue house that is in-focus and has visible stitches, coarse texture, and rectangular windows.
Be inspired by great women artists and advocate for gender equity in the arts―from home!

All of us at NMWA hope you are safe and well. We look forward to gathering with you once again at the museum as soon as possible to enjoy the power and beauty of the arts. We’ll continue to post museum operating updates but in the meantime, we invite you to follow @WomenInTheArts on social media and explore our online resources. Join us to keep sharing, amplifying, and celebrating women artists who are changing the world.

What to Explore

Abstract painting composed of brightly colored, lozenge-shaped brushstrokes in vertical stripes of navy, purple, turqouise, yellow, orange and red.The overall effect is as if the painting was collaged out of torn pieces of paper, with the white of the canvas showing through.
Alma Woodsey Thomas, Iris, Tulips, Jonquils, and Crocuses (detail), 1969; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; © Estate of Alma Woodsey Thomas; Photo by Cameron Robinson

Online Exhibitions

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

A black-and-white photograph shows the back of a woman as she crests a rocky path above a vast desert landscape beneath an expansive sky. Her traditional, ethnic full skirt, long-sleeved blouse, and long, straight, dark hair contrasts with the modern portable stereo she carries.
Explore the online version of the most extensive U.S. exhibition of the artist’s work in more than two decades, revealing Iturbide’s own journey to understand her homeland and the world.

Delita Martin

A print of two standing women with dark skin facing each other and staring into each other's eyes, the shorter woman on the left has her hand resting on the taller woman's shoulder while holding an orange mask that is staring back at her.
Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits showcases seven monumental works that bridge time and space between generations.

Dutch Women Artists

Painting of a trio of smiling musicians. On the left, a man wears a large black hat and plays the violin. On the right sits a man in orange wearing a feathered hat and playing the mandolin. In the center sits a woman dressed in black, opening her mouth in song.
Explore an online version of Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age, an exhibition examining the lives and works of several highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries.

What to Read

Blog

Our Broad Strokes blog features in-depth explorations of artworks and stories of artists in our collection and exhibitions. Every week we publish Art Fix Friday, a round-up of news about women artists and notable exhibitions around the world. Creative Coping is a series where we check in with NMWA staff in their own homes for a personal look at the creative ways they’re staying connected, inspired, and grounded.

Magazine

Enjoy the most recent digital issue of Women in the Arts Magazine, usually only available to members. You can also enjoy previous issues online.

Related Posts

What to Watch

Fresh Talks

Our signature Women, Arts, and Social Change public program highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change. You can watch all previous Fresh Talk events on our Youtube Channel! You can also explore Fresh Takes, one to two minute clips of Fresh Talk speakers discussing their work and activism.

Story Time with Women in the Arts

Enjoy videos in the NMWA@Home playlist created and curated by NMWA staff to help you stay entertained and safe at home. Story Time with Women in the Arts videos feature books for kids authored or illustrated by women.

Art 21

Art 21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art. They’ve produced many videos about important women artists.

Tateshots

This series of short films explores the stories and achievements of contemporary artists. In honor of our #5WomenArtists campaign, Tate compiled a special playlist of over 130 videos highlighting women artists.

What to Do

Beatriz Milhazes, Bibi, 2003; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection; © Beatriz Milhazes; Color by Adrienne Poon

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt to learn more about #5WomenArtists. Use these prompts to enjoy NMWA@Home and discover five artists in the museum’s collection and online exhibitions.

Contribute to Wikipedia

Though our seventh annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon was postponed, you can create or improve entries about notable women artists anytime, anywhere! This guide explains how and provides a basic overview of Wikipedia editing practices.

Relax with Slow Art

Each year in April, NMWA participates in Slow Art Day, an international event encouraging people of all ages to visit museums and to look at art slowly in order to develop a better understanding of it. This guide introduces simple slow looking prompts that you can practice from home.

What to Learn

A sample of three informational cards on artworks in our collection that displays the artist name, artwork title, and artwork image.

Library and Research Center Guides

Perfect for high school and college students, the research guides created by the LRC staff feature curated bibliographies and online resources for topics like artist Graciela Iturbide, art historian Linda Nochlin, and contributing to Wikipedia. Additional guides will continue to be added.

Other Learning Resources

  • NMWA Senior Educator Addie Gayoso is moderating a weekly interactive feature from The New York Times called, “What’s Going On in This Picture?” Each Monday, Times shares intriguing images stripped of their captions and invites students to discuss them live.
  • The D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative has created the Distance Learning Resource Database, a compilation of online and printable arts and humanities learning resources for students, teachers, and families. The database includes resources submitted by NMWA educators.
Photo credit: Deborah Gaston, NMWA

What to Listen To

Marie Laurencin, Jeune fille á la guitare, ca. 1945; Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 3/4 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Millennium gift of Sara Lee Corporation; © Sara Lee Corporation

Section thanking a fiscal sponsor

With Thanks

NMWA@Home is generously sponsored by Marcia Myers Carlucci.