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National Museum of Women In Arts, the

1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D C

Phone: 202-783-5000 -- 1-800-222-7270

Statement of Purpose:

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, founded in 1981 and opened in 1987, is the only museum dedicated solely to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Highlights & Collections:

Its permanent collection contains approximately 2600 works by almost 700 artists, including Judith Leyster, Maria Sibylla Merican, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Elizabeth Catlett, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Louise Bourgeois. The museum also conducts multidisciplinary programs for diverse audiences, maintains a Library and Research Center, publishes a quarterly magazine, and has 22 state committees. Since 1984, nearly 200,000 people have joined as members in support of the museum and its mission.

More than 1,200 works by more than 400 women artists from 28 countries, dating from the Renaissance to the present, executed in a variety of media.



The Women's Museum in open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Admission & Directions:

A donation of $3 for adults and $2 for students and seniors is suggested.

New York Avenue and 13th Street, NW, one block north of Metro Center in Washington, D.C.



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Key Personnel:

Rebecca Phillips Abbott, Director
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, President
Krystyna Wasserman, Director, Library & Research.

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