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National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography, and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.

The museum building is closed for a major renovation, with plans to reopen in fall 2023. Visit for more information. During the building closure, NMWA continues its mission-based work and engages supporters and friends through a dynamic slate of online programs and events, off-site and virtual exhibitions, and digital content at

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 500
Capacity, Theatre-style: 350
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 1000
Facility Amenities
ADA Compliant, Guided tours available, Private Tour, ADA compliant, Non-Profit Organization
Group Maximum
Group Minimum
Length of Tour
1-2 Hours
Distance to Conv Center
5 Blocks
Distance to Metro
2 Blocks
Membership Discounts
Metro Station
Metro Center
Discount - Notes
Senior and Students
Metro Line
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa
Upcoming Events
1250 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005

(202) 783-5000 / (202) 393-3234 fax or efilar () nmwa ! org