National Museum of Women in the Arts Celebrates 2024 Spring Gala in Newly Renovated Building

View of the gala from above looking out at the chandeliers, violin players on the marble staircase, and people gathered at round tables surrounded by abundant floral arrangements.


National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 2024 Spring Gala
On Friday, April 12, 2024, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) hosts its annual black-tie gala, returning the museum for the first time after a major renovation. Join Trustee and Gala Chair Gina Adams and NMWA patrons for a special night at the museum’s largest annual fundraising event, which supports NMWA’s special exhibitions and diverse education and public programming initiatives. The evening’s festivities are generously supported by lead sponsors Gina Adams/FedEx and Rockefeller Global Family Office/Shaffer Wealth Partners.

The event will feature a seated dinner, award ceremony and entertainment. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and luminaries from Washington’s diplomatic, governmental and social communities are expected to attend. Guests are also invited to preview New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024, the newest special exhibition featuring contemporary works by 28 artists from around the world. This year’s gala will honor actor Tracee Ellis Ross, a trailblazer in the entertainment industry and a passionate advocate for gender equity. Due to an unanticipated but exciting new artistic commitment, Ross will accept the award in absentia.


Friday, April 12, 2024
Cocktails: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Entertainment: 7:30 p.m.


National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005

Valet parking available


Sponsors at these levels will receive special VIP opportunities, as well as public recognition in print and online:

Diamond Patron $100,000
Gold Patron $50,000
Pearl Patron $25,000
Silver Patron $15,000
Crystal Patron $5,000

Individual tickets are $2,000 per person.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) 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. 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 collection highlights a wide range of works in a variety of mediums by artists including Rosa Bonheur, Louise Bourgeois, Lalla Essaydi, Lavinia Fontana, Frida Kahlo, Hung Liu, Zanele Muholi, Faith Ringgold, Niki de Saint Phalle and Amy Sherald.

NMWA is located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. It is open Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., until 8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month and closed on Mondays and select holidays. Admission is $16 for adults, $13 for D.C. residents and visitors 70 and over, and free for visitors 21 and under. Admission is free the first Sunday and second Wednesday of each month. For information, call 202-783-5000, visit nmwa.orgBroad Strokes blog, Facebook or Instagram.

Media Contacts

Amy Mannarino,, 202-783-7373
Emma Filar,, 202-783-7377