National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

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  • September 17, 2017
    The three of us went to see an exhibit and talk with Judy Chicago, whose "Dinner Party" was a major, pathbreaking piece of feminist art back in the 70's. First, the museum was wonderful, as always. Ch...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    The Museum paid where there is almost nothing to see especially the day after the end of a temporary exhibition! Only the building is interesting for its large atrium. Nothing to do with the other local museums of painting.
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  • August 27, 2017
    Spent roughly two hours here wandering through the thoughtfully laid out exhibits, which were a great mix of traditional (old world painters, ceramists, weavers etc) and contemporary works (photograph...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    This building and collection are fantastic. Not really being an art person I still really enjoyed the experience.
  • June 12, 2017
    This one the best curated museums I've ever been to. It's a gem.
  • May 9, 2017
    This compact museum has a small but very carefully curated collection representing women artists from the 1400s to the present. Though the collection itself is small, it is highly diverse, with subjects ranging from flowers to feminism, Asian to Native American, and traditional to modern. The arrangement of these various themes in one space is quite intriguing and provides one of the few opportunities to see women artists as they were juxataposed against women artists of today. The building itself is stunning, with a fully restored entry hall and mezzanine floor, clean and modern bathrooms, and a cafe (open on the mezzanine floor M-F only). Main exhibition spaces are on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The 2nd floor houses the special exhibits and the 3rd floor houses the primary collection. The overall exhibit design and curation are both very well done. Also included at the museum is an interactive exhibit on the 4th floor of feminist writer Simone De Beauvior and the museum's special library. Special presentations and performances are held on the 5th floor.
  • July 9, 2017
    Beautiful museum with exhibits constantly changing and free tours throughout the month
  • December 20, 2016
    A very impressive collection on display from the 17th century to present. The brochure states that the Museum has 4,700 pieces, but the size of the building definitely limits how much can be displayed. I went and saw the No Man's Land exhibition and was impressed by the artwork. The staff is friendly and I would visit this place again.

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