National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
1250 New York Ave NW
Getting there
Metro: Metro Center
More information
www.nmwa.org
Prices
adult/child $10/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat, from noon Sun
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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.