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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 via mobile

From Frida Khalo to Annie Lebovitz to Susie Ganch there was something at every turn of this beautiful Museum. It's so amazing to see a tribute to women and their talent in the Arts. One of my favorite stops with my daughter.

Thank Gina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate the music by that name, but this special exhibit is spectacular! Five or six gallery rooms filled with especially interesting women artists from around the world. There were only a couple of pieces that I didn't like, and there were any number that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, eclectic and inspired collection, definitely worth a visit when in DC. Highly recommend!

Thank abstill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting my daughter, she mentioned this Museum was Free the 1st Sunday so it was perfect we were in town 9-2! It's a beautiful building with multiple floors of exhibits. From the entrance there are pieces on the walls on the first floor but...More

Thank suemichel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum was located within walking distance of my hotel the Embassy Suites since I was waiting to check-in it seemed like a good idea to spend some time visiting NMWA. I saw some wonderful exhibits. Admission was $10 (non-member) – I was given a...More

Thank Rokesly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Founded by women to fill the gap of female artists I represented in museums, this is a great stop on your DC tour. Small enough to see in an hour or two, nd less crowded than the museums on the mall, it also boasts a...More

1  Thank Diane Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had very high expectations for this museum and was somewhat let down. They had a few art pieces from various women artists but not an abundance of art. There is a charge to enter

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a free museum, which must be hard in a town of free museums. It has a great collection including 2 by Kehinde Wiley. The building is also part of the artwork, restored beautifully. There is a lovely cafe on the mezzanine. Have...More

1  Thank panama2000
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

DC is known for all their museums but its interesting to see among all those museums this part has been forgotten by many to visit or possibly not added on their to do things in DC. This museum exhibits and shows how women are equally...More

2  Thank haushala
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Can you name 5 women artists? It doesn't matter what the answer to the question is. If you are an expert on women artists or a novice, you will enjoy this museum. You can eat lunch in their restaurant and then begin your exploration of...More

1  Thank TammySue88
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Response from letterboxer2010 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours sounds adequate