Exterior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

About the Museum


National Museum of Women in the Arts

Interior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Copyright ©2008 Thomas H. Field, Photo: Thomas H Field

Interior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exterior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Photo: Thomas H Field

Exterior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Interior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Interior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Interior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Interior View, National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts opened in Washington, DC in 1987 and is the only major museum in the world committed to solely exhibiting and researching the work of female artists. From its outset, the museum has challenged traditional patriarchal histories of art by displaying the creative achievements of women from a multiplicity of time periods and nationalities. The museum’s extensive collection spans the 16th century to the present day and includes notable works by Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo and Judy Chicago. In addition to staging ten temporary exhibitions a year, the NMWA publishes books and magazines on women artists and manages the Betty Boyd Dettre Library.

Collection Highlights


A-E-I-O-U and Sometimes Y

Mickalene Thomas

A-E-I-O-U and Sometimes Y
Bullets Revisited #3

Lalla Essaydi

Bullets Revisited #3
Portrait of Princess Belozersky

Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun

Portrait of Princess Belozersky
Merryn

Barbara Hepworth

Merryn
The Cage

Berthe Morisot

The Cage
National Museum of Women in the Arts: Collection Highlights
A-E-I-O-U and Sometimes Y

Mickalene Thomas

A-E-I-O-U and Sometimes Y, 2009
Plastic rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on panel, 24 in x 20 in x 1 1/2 in
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Deborah Carstens; © Mickalene Thomas, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Photo: Lee Stalsworth
Bullets Revisited #3

Lalla Essaydi

Bullets Revisited #3, 2012
three chromogenic prints mounted on aluminium, 66 in x 150 in
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Purchased with funds provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars, Sunny Scully Alsup and William Alsup, Mr. Sharad Tak and Mrs. Mahinder Tak, Marcia and Frank Carlucci, and Nancy Nelson Stevenson; © Lalla Essaydi 2012
Portrait of Princess Belozersky

Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun

Portrait of Princess Belozersky, 1798
oil on canvas, 31 in x 26 1/4 in
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Rita M. Cushman in memory of George A. Rentschler Photo: Lee Stalsworth
Merryn

Barbara Hepworth

Merryn, 1962
alabaster, 14 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 15 1/2 in
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; © Barbara Hepworth
The Cage

Berthe Morisot

The Cage, 1885
oil on canvas, 19 7/8 in x 15 in
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Exhibitions


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_Judy Chicago addresses a gathering of volunteers in the Dinner Party studio_ ca. 1978_18982_5 x 7 in. at 300 dpi _JPG_.jpg

Inside the Dinner Party Studio

17 Sep 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Mildred Thompson_Magnetic Fields_10846_5 x 7 in. at 300 dpi _JPG_.jpg

Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today

14 Oct 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Laure Tixier_Plaid House _Maquette_17298_5 x 7 in. at 300 dpi _JPG_.jpg

Women House

9 Mar - 28 May 2018
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