NMWA Campaign

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Help us restore, revitalize, and reimagine our iconic home in Washington, D.C. Support our ambitious $67.5 million campaign.
Our landmark 1908 building, which stands as a beacon and flagship for women artists and advocates worldwide, will be reopening on October 21, 2023 following a top-to-bottom renovation and restoration.
Front-facing photo of the museum's exterior shot from the ground looking up with a green door frame in the center.

Top-to-Bottom Transformation

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.
Photo credit: Cameron Robinson
  • Black-and-white historic photograph of the building exterior with trees in the foreground.
  • Close-up view of ornate gold and crystal chandeliers in the museum's Great Hall. The camera is focused on the chandelier in the foreground and the rest is out of focus.
  • Detail of the building exterior's intricate roof architectural decoration.
  • Photograph of the stairwell taken from the top looking down as two people are walking down the stairs.
  • An older color photograph of the building exterior with trees in the foreground.

Additional Information

Building Renovation

Architectural rendering of the gallery. People of all ages look at artwork hung on white and magenta walls.
Learn about the plan to improve interior spaces, mechanical systems, and exterior envelope to position NMWA for a triumphant future.

Capital Campaign

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Now is the time to invest in NMWA and women artists. Help the museum reach new heights by supporting our historic $67.5 million campaign.

Director’s Message

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Read a special letter from Susan Fisher Sterling, NMWA’s Alice West Director, on the building’s first full renovation project since 1987.


Old color, front-facing photograph of the museum exterior from 1984.
View our timeline of the building’s evolution, including key dates of the capital campaign and ambitious renovation project.

Project FAQs

Birds-eye rendering of what the fourth floor will look like, includes a view of the new Library learning commons, the Education Center, and new gallery space..
Check out Frequently Asked Questions about the building closure, renovation, and campaign.

News and Media

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Stay up-to-date with announcements, news, and press on NMWA’s building renovation project and campaign progress.

Contact Us

We invite you to join in support of this transformational campaign. Gifts and pledges of all levels are welcome.

Christina Knowles

Senior Director of Development


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