Wilhelmina and Wallace Holladay founded the National Museum of Women in the Arts when they donated more than 250 works by women artists. Since the museum’s opening in 1987, the collection has grown to include the works of more than 800 artists from 28 countries.
The museum is housed in a beautifully restored historic building that was originally designed as a Masonic temple. Museum space is available to rent for special events and private parties. The Great Hall and Mezzanine can accommodate up to 1000 guests or smaller rooms can be used for more intimate gatherings. For more information, See the official site.
See Photos of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Library and Research CenterYou may visit the museum's library which contains archives on women artists with more than 18,000 files covering all periods and nationalities. The library is open to the public Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gift Shop and DiningThe Museum Shop offers a nice selection of books, posters, jewelry and unique gifts. Visit the gift shop online.
The Mezzanine Café is open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. With prior arrangement, the Café can be used for private breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon teas. Call (202) 628-1068 for reservations.
Address1250 New York Avenue, NW
The closest Metro station is Metro Center
$8 Students/visitors 60 and over
Free for NMWA members/youth 18 and under.
Free Community Days are the first Sunday of each month.
Hours and ToursMonday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Special programs and tours are designed to highlight the works of specific artists, composers, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and dancers. Lectures, literary events, musical performances, films and other programs can be geared toward specific age groups.
Official Website: www.nmwa.org