Urgent Museum Notice

Plan Your Visit

Gallery view with contemporary sculpture made of motorscooters that resemble two antlered animals fighting in foreground.Three paintings hang on a magenta wall in background. To the left on a white wall hangs another painting.

Notes for Today

The museum is currently closed. To learn more visit our Coronavirus Updates page.

Museum Hours

The museum is currently closed.

Library Hours

The Library and Research Center is currently closed.

Café Hours

The Mezzanine Café is currently closed.




Adult 65+




Youth 18 and Under




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Notes for Today

The museum is currently closed. To learn more visit our Coronavirus Updates page.

Directions to the Museum

Link to google maps. Black and gray street map of the streets surrounding the museum in Washington D.C. A green icon indicates the location of the museum.

Getting Here

Use the goDCgo interactive map to plan your trip via bus, metro, bicycle rental, and more.

Museum Address

1250 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005

Transportation Options

The closest Metro stations to the museum are Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) or Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow lines). Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

Since metered street parking is minimal, we have partnered with SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. Visitors can purchase guaranteed parking at nearby parking garages with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Once purchased, present your purchase confirmation at the selected location (this serves as your payment). Parking is guaranteed even if the location is otherwise filled.

Things to Do


Close-up detail of an abstract painting with very thick and gestural brushstrokes of mostly orange paint.
Discover current exhibitions showcasing work by established and emerging women artists from around the world.


Abstract painting composed of brightly colored, lozenge-shaped brushstrokes in vertical stripes of navy, purple, turquoise, yellow, orange and red.The overall effect is as if the painting was collaged out of torn pieces of paper, with the white of the canvas showing through.
Explore a selection of works from our collection.

Shop & Eat

Three clear glass shelves, packed with colorful products on display. The top two shelves are full of Frida Kahlo-themed items—books, dolls, cards, and more. The bottom shelf is full of Louise Bourgeois-themed items—teapots, a sleep mask, books, mugs, and more.
Shop a curated collection of creative products from women-owned businesses in our Museum Shop.


Attend programs for adults, students, and families, including tours, lectures, workshops, films, concerts, happy hours, artist conversations, gallery talks, free community days, and more.


Guided tours are available for groups interested in learning about women artists and the museum’s mission through expertly facilitated conversations led by museum docents. We welcome a variety of groups including Pre-K–12, college, and university classes; families; and work, corporate, or travel groups.


Two books, Fired Up! Ready to Go and I Was Their American Dream, rest on a tabletop, along with a small vase of pink and lavender flowers.
The Library and Research Center holds a special collection of books and exhibition catalogues, artist files, manuscript collections, and more materials on women artists. Conduct research or simply explore and read.

Tips for Your Visit

To help make sure your visit to the museum is a positive experience, we’ve compiled a list of helpful information. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to talk to one of our knowledgeable volunteers or use the online Contact Us form.