National Museum of Women in the Arts extends closure amid coronavirus outbreak
Mar 20 2020
WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will remain temporarily closed to the public due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Due to the developing nature of the situation, NMWA will continue to reassess its plans as needed. Updates will be provided here (https://nmwa.org/coronavirus-updates) as they become available. All currently scheduled gallery talks, tours and public programs through May 3 are also canceled or postponed; a full list of affected events and updates is located here. The Museum Shop is also closed.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major 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. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography, and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.
During this closure, the museum welcomes members of the public to explore its social media accounts and online resources, particularly during the ongoing #5WomenArtists campaign. This initiative challenges individuals and organizations to name their favorite women artists and raise awareness of gender inequity in the art world.