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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Treat yourself to an eye-opening and eye-pleasing visit to the world's only major museum dedicated to championing women's art. Set in an impressive, classical, building originally off-limits to women, the collection and special exhibits open the eye and the mind to feminine talent, creative expression...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is very nice and it is a great tribute for the work of female artists, however I was a bit disappointed by its size. I thought it would be bigger and have more pieces. Still worth a visit.

Thank Lorrane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sisters and I loved this museum! The building is gorgeous and the art collection is great. We especially enjoyed the beautiful prints by Hung Liu. Staff was very friendly and helpful suggesting a local restaurant after the cafe closed. I learned that Sarah Bernhardt...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time visiting the museum. I was a guest for the Eleanore Roosevelt’s Human Rights Ceremony. The building is gorgeous. Not too big. The paintings did not interest me.

Thank lisathomascollins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this unique museum just 2 blocks north from Metro Center in D.C. Five floors of good women's art---sculpture, paintings, modern objects. It's art that I understood easily. The building has a gift shop with objects made by women, restrooms on each floor, a cafe...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I never knew that women in the 1600’s were making the same kind of paintings men did. It boggled my mind. The scope was very interesting. There were exhibits that spoke to the social condition of women. A lot of that was there. What was...More

Thank lara p
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I love museums and I really really love art museums, with memberships to the Met, MOMA and the Whitney. I took for granted that historically there weren’t many women artists until I visited this museum. I was amazed and inspired by the women artists displayed....More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I make a point of visiting the National Museum of Women in the Arts when I am in Washington, as their exhibitions offer such breadth and depth, and showcase the accomplishments of women artists of all periods and nationalities who have often been excluded from...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The show is about women artists from the 1960s to today examine the persistence of stereotypes about the house as a feminine space. It is divided into eight themes. Our group of 11 found the show dated, many of the videos outright gross or boring,...More

Thank Jillnt6772
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Beautiful building. Can see everything in a half day without getting tired. Good mix of genres and mediums. Reasonable cost ($10).

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Response from letterboxer2010 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours sounds adequate