National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

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  • We came in February and got in for 10$ each which was reasonable. We spent about 2 hours which included time in store. Seemed like. Nice balance of paintings, textiles, sculptures, etc.  more »
  • We called before going to learn of disability accommodations. There were two wheelchairs available free for use within the museum. Unfortunately, neither wheelchair was wide enough for a large visitor...  more »
  • This museum is beautiful and its exhibits focus on art by women, but full of messages to respect and honor women.  more »
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  • Excellent art museum! Wonderfully curated. We tend to go when it's open to the public for free, but I recommend the museum to folks from out of town regardless because it's so well done. That said, in a city where private museums compete against the Smithsonian endowment, I wouldn't be surprised for someone to head to the other art museums in town that are always open for free.
  • Quite the intriguing place to visit. Nine times out of ten the art is great, and it's nice to have a place with a strong political message, but some of the art is, well, more political message and less art. At some points in the meauseam you'll even see somewhat erratic pencil drawings adorning the walls. I'm all for abstract art, but it's clear some of this "art" had barely any work out into it. Still, worth checking out if you're around DC and subscribe to the social message.
  • Beautifully done! The Wednesday afternoon tour was short (~30 minutes?) and I wanted to learn more, but the space is lovely so one can easily spend all afternoon. Cafe is nice as well; relaxing and spacious. A good place for a tourist or local.
  • NMWA is a such a great museum! Although there is a slight admission fee, this museum is a must-see! It's loaded with much historical and modern art pieces. No matter what generation you're apart of, you will be inspired by what this museum has to offer. If you're in town for a Fresh Talk , IT's WORTH IT! The idea behind these Fresh Talks is to introduce the public to social change agents via art to the public. The people you may be introduced to on the panel will be as amazing as the people in attendance. Be prepared for progressive discussion, killer icebreakers, phenomenal change agents and much more. Lastly, The HOLY GRAIL OF GIFT SHOPS FOR WOMEN! I've never been able to shop in a place where everything was designed/made by WOMEN! They have everything to keep you inspired about being a woman! You'll find anything possible like key chains, oven mitten, and much more.
  • The art is thought provoking without being overwhelming. There are a couple of female artists that most people have heard of such as Berthe Morisot and millions more that are unknown. This museum does a good job of introducing you to some of those unknowns. The art includes not only sculpture, photography, and painting but also textiles and spans over 400 years of women's creativity. Make sure you read the placards next to the works, they provide valuable insights into both the artist and the work.
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