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While you load up for tomorrow's feast, don't forget that the museum is closed for #Thanksgiving. We'll be open starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.
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Happy #ValentinesDay  from NMWA! Enjoy #love , up close and personal, by zooming in on Jennie Augusta Brownscombe’s “Love’s Young Dream” (1887) on the +Google Art Project, now featured in their “Love” collection
Jennie Augusta Brownscombe is best known for sentimental genre pictures and scenes from colonial history. “Love’s Young Dream,” one of her most popular paintings, portrays an idealized vision of traditional rural life and family. Brownscombe’s ability to create a wealth of believable details adds to the strength of her narrative. A young woman stands on the bottom step of her modest home, gazing longingly toward the road. A man on horseback, pre...
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Think pop-ups are just for kids? Check out contemporary artist’s books by Colette Fu!
Award-winning pop-up book artist Colette Fu was invited to speak at the 25th Anniversary Library Fellows Meeting (now renamed the Book Arts Fellows). Based in Philadelphia, Fu creates books that, w...
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3, 2, 1…. New to NMWA? Planning a visit, or just want to hear about what we do?

From our 273 exhibitions to our 14,000-volume library, to our members from all 50 states and 19 countries, here’s NMWA by the numbers!
While traveling abroad in the 1960s, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay and her husband, Wallace, admired art by 17th-century Flemish painter Clara Peeters. Returning to the U.S., they discovered that none o...
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Italy, maternity, and videography: check out Margaret Salmon’s work in “Total Art” on the blog! Also, come view and discuss her video installation, “Ninna Nanna,” in tomorrow’s free Conversation Piece at NMWA:
In 2005 Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, NY) received the inaugural Max Mara Art Prize for Women, which awarded her the opportunity to complete a six-month residency in Italy to further develop her filmic...
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This furry feline smells something fishy in Clara Peeters’s "Still Life of Fish and Cat." Hope you enjoyed #MuseumCats Day yesterday - Zoom in close on +Google Art Project! 
Clara Peeters’s considerable skill at rendering naturalistic texture and detail is on full display in “Still Life of Fish and Cat.” Typically called a “breakfast piece,” this type of still life realistically depicts household abundance, with no subtle moral or subtext. The reddish ceramic colander holds several types of fish, including an eel. Its long, slender body forms a prominent loop that adds visual interest to the upper left of this still...
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'Still, in 2016, when women artists continue to be starkly undervalued and underexhibited, NMWA’s exhibition is a welcome oasis...The show aspires to the paradigm shift that feminist art historian Linda Nochlin envisioned nearly 50 years ago: a revision of the “naïve, distorted, uncritical assumptions” about who qualifies as an artist and what it means for her to be “great.”'—+Washington City Paper
The exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is more than just a glimpse of a staggering private collection.
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Check it out! NMWA’s director spoke on “today’s art innovators”—and her hopes for NMWA’s future—at the +World Economic Forum  Meeting of New Champions.
“Contemporary art has within itself the possibility to effect powerful change.” Earlier this fall, National Museum of Women in the Arts Director Susan Fisher Sterling traveled to Tianjin, People’s ...
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Happy #VeteransDay! NMWA is open regular hours and offering free admission to veterans today.
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+Washington Post laid out the facts and figures of NMWA's “Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships” exhibition
Meret Oppenheim 1st Woman artist to have a piece purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, her famous fur-lined teacup, a 1971 poster of which is in the Museum of Women in the Arts exhibit. 2 Boots...
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Dive into 89 Seconds at Alcázar by Eve Sussman / Rufus Corporation, and its inspiration, Las Meninas! 
When first exhibited at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, 89 Seconds at Alcázar (2004) was a runaway success. Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation, a collaborative of actors, choreographers, technicians,...
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Happy 405th Birthday, Judith Leyster! Explore the masterful Dutch artist's work "The Concert" on +Google Art Project - believed to depict the artist herself!
Along with tavern scenes and intimate domestic genre pieces, Judith Leyster frequently painted musical performance scenes. In “The Concert,” Leyster accurately depicts elements such as the Baroque violin (made without a chin rest and usually supported against the chest), as well as the woman’s songbook. The figures shown here are likely portraits. Based on similar individuals in Leyster’s other pictures, scholars have tentatively identified the ...
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The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists
Introduction
The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.

To fulfill its mission, the museum cares for and displays a permanent collection, presents special exhibitions, conducts education programs, maintains a Library and Research Center, publishes the Broad Strokes Blog, a member magazine and books on women artists, and supports a network of state and international committees. NMWA also serves as a center for the performing and literary arts and other creative disciplines.
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202-783-5000, 877-222-7270
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1250 New York Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20005