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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The museum’s collection includes over 4,500 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art. Highlights of the collection include works by Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun.

A Tour of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

  • Portrait of a young boy by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
  • Portrait of Costanza Alidosi by Lavinia Fontana
  • Sheep by the Sea by Rosa Bonheur
  • Philip II receiving news of the loss of the Armada by Elena Brockmann
  • The Family of the Earl of Gower by Angelica Kauffman
  • The Abandoned Doll by Suzanne Valadon

National Museum of Women in the Arts

  • Name:                  National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • City:                      Washington, D.C.
  • Country:               United States
  • Incorporated:       1981
  • Type:                    Art Museum
  • Location:             1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC, USA

A Tour of Washington, D.C. Museums

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“Washington and Congress are steeped in history and tradition, and that’s been very male-oriented.”
– Nancy Pelosi

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Photo Credit: AgnosticPreachersKid at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

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