The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a broad range of signature exhibitions, events and programs. On April 7, 1987, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) opened its doors to the public to honor women artists of the past, promote the accomplishments of women artists of the present, and assure the place of women artists in the future. Twenty-five years later, the museum remains the only museum in the world solely dedicated to this mission.
In keeping with its mission to rediscover and celebrate women artists of the past and demonstrate their continued relevance, the National Museum of Women in Arts (NMWA) presents Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections.
Internationally renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker has been selected as the second artist for the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists. Organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the New York Avenue Sculpture Project is a collaboration between the museum, the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID), the DC Office of Planning and other local agencies.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back, an exhibition featuring more than 70 works by the gorilla-masked crusaders, including posters, newsletters, stickers and erasers.
Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women's Lithographs from Tamarind brings together extraordinary works of art by women who, over the past 50 years, have helped re-energize and re-organize the artistic medium of lithography. Featuring 75 original prints by 42 artists, Pressing Ideas celebrates the diversity, innovation and collaborative nature of lithography. The exhibition is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts June 17, 2011, through October 2, 2011.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts joins more than 800 museums and the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) to participate in the Blue Star Museums Initiative. This special program provides free museum admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day, May 30 and Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has selected NavigationArts to redesign their website and introduce new audiences to their mission. NavigationArts’ innovative approach will help drive traffic to the Museum via new channels and better showcase its historic and contemporary works of art.
Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), has received ArtTable’s 30th Honors Award. ArtTable, the national organization for professional women in the visual arts, recognized 30 leading women whose contributions have transformed the field of the visual arts over the past three decades.