National Museum of Women in the Arts

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    The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only museum in the world dedicated to collect, showcase, and promote female artists. Even in the 21st century, women artists are underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, auction houses, and art fairs. The museum was co-founded in 1987 by Wilhelmina Holladay to change that and to give a place for female artists to present their work.
    The NMWA is a platform for all kinds of arts and creations of women, empowering the artists, their works, and achievements. The mission is to bring better representation and recognition for women artists, from different ages, nationalities, and fields of creation.
    The museum offers various collections, exhibitions, programs, talks, concerts of women musicians (such as Angela Hewitt, and Anne Akiko Meyers), screening and conversation, special events, and a community acting for social change and gender equality. Visitors can book special tours, be impressed by changing sculptures in front of the museum’s entrance, and participate in special events, often ones that address major political events, such as the “Nasty Women” tour they’ve created.

    Can You Name #5WomenArtists?

    Address gender imbalance in the arts and take the challenge by following/posting about #5WomenArtists on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and tag us @WomenInTheArts.

    Learn more about the challenge:

    This video includes music from "Warm Up Suit" by Broke For Free; Licensed under Creative Commons: (Video editing by Courtney Jines)
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    Address: 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Every first Sunday of the month is a Community Day at the museum and you can visit for free admission.
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