The National Museum of Women in the Arts

 Representation is EVERYTHING! 💕 |  Portraits by Amy Sherald

Representation is EVERYTHING! 💕 |  Portraits by Amy Sherald

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, NMWA, holds a special place in my heart because when I reached out to their marketing team explaining I wanted to highlight exhibitions for people of color, they were the FIRST museum to welcome me with open arms. The NMWA is the only major museum in the world dedicated to championing women through the arts and advocates for better representation of these artist while addressing the gender imbalance commonly found in art institutions. 



1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

🚇 Public Transportation


(From D.C., MD, and VA)

Take the Red, Blue, Orange, or Silver lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north. 


Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW.

Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

🎟 Tickets & Price


Visitors 65 and over:$8.00


NMWA members:Free

Youth 18 and under:Free

⏰ Hours

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

🚌 Field Trips

**Check back soon for more details 


#️⃣ Social Media

Stay connected by following @WomenInTheArts on social media.


When searching Instagram, a few visitor favorites stood out.


1. What if Women Ruled The World

(Yael Bartana, What if Women Ruled the World, 2016; Neon, 98 1/2 x 38 1/2 in.)


The Museum kind enough to allow me into their press preview for their newest exhibition, Magnetic Fields. Magnetic Fields features the abstract work of TWENTY-ONE FEMALE BLACK ARTIST. The exhibition highlights multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time. Through their intriguing prints, unconventional sculptures, and paintings, these under-recognized leaders in abstraction are front and center.

👩🏽‍💻 #CuratedxKai Tip

The first Sunday of each month isCommunity Day where admission is free for the Museum.