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National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Founded in 1981 and opened in 1987, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. The museum's collection features 4,500 works from...more
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1250 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3970
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-783-5000
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All reviews women artists frida kahlo masonic temple mary cassatt special exhibit permanent collection is sarah bernhardt self portrait art created beautiful building gift shop four floors on display great art third floor main floor two hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is gorgeous. I was lucky enough to attend the opening of their first fashion exhibit, Rodarte. What talent, simply stunning, don't miss! I love the fact that women artists are being represented in this beautiful space!

Thank Renatad4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter isn’t a teenager, but this is closest description. We love art museums, this one was one of the best we’ve seen. It was really inspiring to see women artists celebrated. Don’t miss the gift shop!!! Staff was friendly and helpful!

Thank TCB21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice collection of art in a very nice place. First, don't be fooled by the posters. They have one Frida Kahlo (who didn't like America). And it's dedicated to Leon Trotsky, an unrepentant mass murderer. Once past that, it's a pleasant collection...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The mission of this museum to showcase art by women is fantastic given how few women get their art into regular museums. The permanent collection is magnificent and the temporary exhibits tend to be very inspiring. The building is splendid. Check out the sculptures on...More

Thank Ceci T
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I would never had found this without being invited to a reception here, but now I know. This is a fantastic gallery with works by almost every important female artist. Well displayed with contextual information and space to appreciate it. Not a large museum, but...More

Thank 717butchb
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is a gorgeous place. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The recognition of art by women artists is wonderful!

Thank charla0808
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I'm sorry to admit that I walked by this museum several times on my way to bigger name sites without really noticing it. It was close to our hotel and I had an open afternoon so I decided to give it a try. Spent the...More

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Visited the National Museum of women in the Arts was an enlightening experience, most especially regarding the artwork of women in the during the times when only the classically painted pictures were recognized. These women artists featured from that period were as talented if not...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

every time i visit dc I must go here. Tickets aren't expensive, 10$ general admission, and you can see very famous art pieces from women around the world, frida khalo's self portrait is found here for example. also in october and maybe during other months...More

Thank martasV52EV
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We took a beautiful trip into the museum to escape the rain, and it was the best decision. The museum featured a variety of mediums, and unique art. We had the pleasure of seeing the Heavy Metal Exhibit we had actually heard about on NPR,...More

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Jessica W
28 June 2018|
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2 hours sounds adequate