National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts


Address

1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Transportation

Bike Share, Metro, Bus, Walking

METRO Rail

  Metro Center Station is 0.15 miles from museum (Red/Blue/Orange line)

Phone

1-202-783-5000

Website

http://www.nmwa.org

Amenities

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is a gender specific museum, located in Washington, D.C. is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts. NMWA was incorporated in 1981 by Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay. Since opening its doors in 1987, the museum has acquired a collection of more than 4,500 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and decorative art. Highlights of the collection include works by Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun. The museum occupies the old Masonic Temple, a building listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.