Nothing is as invigorating, inspiring and delightful as an art exhibit. For me growing up, each museum trip was a chance to explore the world, across time and cultures. One of my favorite museums in DC – 1250 New York Ave, NW to be exact – is the National Museum for Women in the Arts. Founded in 1987, the museum has committed itself to representing and displaying solely the art of women. The collection includes over 4,500 pieces. From classic – Mary Cassatt – to contemporary – Chakaia Booker – there is an artistic appeal for everyone.
And the best part…every FIRST Sunday from 12pm-5pm, the museum is FREE!!
– Check out this video to see what the NMWA is up to!
– Mary Cassatt
Also, here are some impressive quick facts about the NMWA from their website:
- Presents 10 world-class exhibitions of women artists each year
- Maintains an 18,500-volume library and research center
- Publishes art history books and a triannual magazine
- Programs top quality concerts, films, staged readings and other performing arts events
- Offers education curricula and programs for learners of all ages
- Sponsors a network of over 20 national and international committees, engaging museum members who advocate for women artists at the local, regional, and international levels
So don’t miss out on an opportunity this Sunday to see a phenomenal collection of art by over 1,000 women artists! Then tell us, what was your favorite exhibit? Or favorite artist or piece?