2 Hours at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Discover the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women’s creative contributions.

Stop One

View the newly reinstalled collection galleries.

13th & New York Avenue NW Discover the newly reinstalled collection galleries (located on the ground floor, mezzanine, third and fourth floors), featuring a new installation emphasizing connections between historical and contemporary art. Organized by the themes of the body, nature, domesticity, fabrication and herstory, each gallery delves into a topic explored by women artists through time and around the world.


Stop Two

Grab a bite at Union Kitchen Presents DS Deli

The Mezzanine Café, surrounded by works from the museum’s collection, offers visitors a relaxing place to eat lunch. Stop by the Mezzanine Café, in collaboration with Union Kitchen and DS Deli, and choose from a menu of creative and seasonal sandwiches, salads, and coffee. Menu items are crafted in-house using local ingredients and products, many of which are made by members at Union Kitchen, a local industrial-size kitchen that rents space to up-and-coming local chefs.. (Open M–F, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.)


Stop Three

Explore Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum

Polly Apfelbaum employs bright colors and abstract motifs in her prints, using methods that are simultaneously ordered and spontaneous. Chromatic Scale explores her distinctive approach to prints and how it relates to her work in painting, sculpture and installation.


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