Urgent Museum Notice

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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Empowering Holiday Gifts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

WASHINGTON—This holiday season, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents a wide array of gifts for everyone on your list. From inspiring books to funky slippers to keep the season cozy, you will find gifts that combine function, fun and feminism. Browse the redesigned online Museum Shop while the museum’s historic building is temporarily closed for a major renovation. Museum members receive 10% off all purchases.

Give the gift of NMWA membership this holiday season! NMWA membership is a truly meaningful present that lasts all year long. NMWA members receive invitations to members-only virtual and remote programming, discounts in our online Museum Shop, and a subscription to Women in the Arts magazine. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.

High-resolution images are available for all items. Featured items include:

The Women Who Changed Art Forever: Feminist Art—The Graphic Novel by Valentina Grande and Eva Rossetti, $19.99

This is the story of four pioneers of feminist art: Judy Chicago, Faith Ringold, Ana Mendieta and the Guerilla Girls, each of whom made their mark in their own powerful way. Chicago made us reassess the female body. Ringold taught us that feminism is for everyone. Ana Mendieta was a martyr to violence against women. And the Guerilla Girls have taken the fight to the male-dominated museum.

Chunky Rib Slippers, $42

Cozy up with these colorful knit slippers featuring chunky rib stripes in contrasting hues. Fully lined with fleece fabric, they feature a non-skid patch appliqued on cushioned microfiber sole. Body: 100% soft acrylic. Lining: polyester fleece.

Artist Mug, $18. 

Be inspired by 20 of the world’s greatest artists while sipping something warm. Featured on the 15 oz. ceramic mug are: Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Nevelson, Alma Thomas, Judy Chicago, Agnes Martin, Maira Kalman, Kara Walker, Helen Frankenthaler, Eva Hesse, Amy Sherald, Alice Neel, Barbara Kruger, Elizabeth Catlett, Artemisia Gentileschi, Grace Hartigan, Hilma af Klint and more. 

The Van Gogh Sisters by Willem-Jan Verlinden, $39.95

Based on little-known correspondence between the sisters of Vincent van Gogh—Ana, Lies and Wil, this biography tells the story of women whose history has largely been neglected. At a time when the feminist movement was beginning to take root, the Van Gogh sisters recorded their aspirations and dreams, their disappointments and grief. This captivating account captures a moment of profound social, economic and artistic change.

We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World by Jasmin Hernandez, founder of Gallery Gurls, $35

Who are some of the Black and Brown visionaries transforming the art world? Centering BIPOC, with a particular focus on queer, trans, nonbinary and BIWOC, this book features 50 of the most influential voices in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. Striking photography of art, creative spaces, materials and the subjects themselves are paired with intimate interviews that engage with each artist and influencer. 

Checkerboard Sock Slippers, $48

These snazzy knit fleece-lined slippers feature a luxuriously soft marled jacquard body in a checkerboard pattern, a cozy 3″ cuff and a non-skid, cushioned microfiber sole. Washable. Body: 100% soft acrylic. Lining: polyester fleece.

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.

The museum building is closed for a major renovation, with plans to reopen in fall 2023. Visit nmwa.org/renovation for more information. During the building closure, NMWA continues its mission-based work and engages supporters and friends through a dynamic slate of online programs and events, off-site and virtual exhibitions, and digital content. For information, call 202-783-5000, visit nmwa.org, Broad Strokes blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Media Contact

Amy Mannarino, amannarino@nmwa.org, 202-783-7373

Images available upon request.