Visitor Safety Guidelines

Introductory Message

Updated 8/9/21

The museum building is currently closed for a major renovation with plans to reopen in fall 2023. 

Let’s stay safe together

The museum building is currently closed for a major renovation with plans to reopen in fall 2023.

NMWA follows strict guidelines to protect you, our visitors, as we welcome you back to the museum. With guidance from the D.C. government, D.C. Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the museum has developed new cleaning, safety, health, and operational protocols for reopening:

Photo credit: Kevin Allen

Special Hours and Restrictions

  • The museum is closed for major renovation.
  • In-person gallery talks, tours, and public programs are canceled. A behind-the-scenes audio guide featuring key artworks in the collection is now available.
  • More information for planning your visit is available on the Plan Your Visit page.

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related COVID-19 exposure. Visitors must agree to leave the building upon showing signs of illness.

Photo credit: Kevin Allen
Side view of wooden relief sculpture on wall at left. Relief depicts five figures of various sizes whose arms and hands extend out from sculpture. At right is a blurred figure moving left, heading toward a dark doorway. Behind figure on wall are an artwork and text, out of focus.
Marisol, The Large Family Group, 1957; Painted wood, 37 x 38 x 6 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Roger S. Firestone Foundation Fund, the FRIENDS of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, William A. Clark Fund, the gift of William E. Share (by exchange), The Women’s Committee of the Corcoran Gallery; Photo by Cameron Robinson