The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is dedicated to art by women, located just three blocks from the White House. Up until today, it is one of a kind in the whole world.
Women artists are underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, auction houses, and art fairs. The museum was founded in 1987 by Wilhelmina Holladay to change that, to balance the longstanding overlooking, undermining and erasing the work of women from the canon.
The MNWA is a stage 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.