Plan Your Visit

A modern museum gallery is photographed at a wide angle. It features several inset bays in which art of various sizes and mediums is hung. Visitors walk through the galleries and observe the works.

We are open today from 10 am to 5 pm

Museum Hours

Tuesday to Sunday

10 am to 5 pm

Summer Late Nights: NMWA is open till 8 pm the third Wednesday of the month this summer.

Holiday Closures: NMWA is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Library Hours

Tuesday to Friday

10 am to 4:30 pm

The LRC will be closed on July 25.

Café Hours

The Mezzanine Café will reopen soon. Please check back for updates.

Shop Hours

Tuesday to Sunday
10 am to 5 pm

Community Days

Enjoy free admission on the first Sunday and second Wednesday of every month.





Adult 70+


DC Resident




21 and Under


Visitor with Disabilities and Personal Care Attendant


Interested in bringing a group of ten or more? Contact

We are open today from 10 am to 5 pm

Getting Here

Link to google maps. Map of the streets surrounding the museum in Washington D.C. A purple icon indicates the location of the museum.

Museum Address

1250 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005

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

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, schedules, and the latest updates.

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, reserve your parking 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.

Additional Visitor Information

Weekly Events

Things to Do


Check out our wide range of program offerings. Drop-in tours are offered weekly most Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 12 p.m.


An etching of a Chinese woman working at a wooden loom. Three colorful birds sit in the foreground of the print in front of the loom. Above the loom hovers a dream-like figure of a Chinese person wearing a long yellow robe. The figure is riding on a mystical red bird.
Discover exhibitions showcasing work by established and emerging women artists from around the world.


A horizontal canvas combines collaged paper, such as a scrap of a U.S. map, comic strip, and pictographs; cloth swatches; scrawled and dripped paint; and phrases like “It takes hard work to keep racism alive” and “Oh! Zone.” The work’s title appears in red paint right of center.
Explore highlights from the museum’s collection, spanning more than 5,500 works from the Renaissance through today.


Learn about the contributions of women artists and the museum’s unique mission on engaging, interactive tours for visitors of all ages.

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.


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.