National Museum of Women in the Arts
Touchstone Gallery exhibits contemporary pieces created by its 45 member artists. Works cover multiple media, including sculpture,...
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1250 New York Ave NW · interesting places nearby
National Museum of Women in the Arts information
The only US museum exclusively devoted to women’s artwork fills this Renaissance Revival mansion. Its collection – 2600 works by almost 700 female artists from 28 countries – moves from Renaissance artists such as Lavinia Fontana to 20th-century works by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Helen Frankenthaler. Placards give feminist interpretations of various art movements. It's free the first Sunday of each month.
The building's chandeliered interior is gorgeous. Head up the sweeping staircase to the 3rd floor, which is where most of the collection resides. Free chamber-music concerts take place on occasional Wednesdays.