Urgent Museum Notice

News and Media

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Read stories about the building’s history and renovation, and stay up-to-date with the latest news.
Rendering from above of the Library and Education Center.
National Museum of Women in the Arts renovation project: Learning Commons; Rendering by Sandra Vicchio & Associates, LLC, with Marshall Craft Associates, Inc.

Magazine Articles

Building the Museum’s Future

No Stone Unturned

Additional Information

Project Overview

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Explore the ambitious campaign for a top-to-bottom transformation of the museum’s historic building.

Building Renovation

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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 $66 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

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Check out Frequently Asked Questions about the building closure, renovation, and campaign.