National Museum of Women in the Arts National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Washington, D.C.-based museum combats gender inequality in the art world by exhibiting and promoting historical and contemporary artwork produced by women. 

Cultivating a Holistic Appreciation for Artistry

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Art patron Wilhelmina Cole Holladay and her husband, Wallace F. Holladay, founded the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in 1987 as "the first museum solely dedicated to championing women in the arts." Over the years, NMWA has remained a powerhouse in showcasing these artists' extraordinary accomplishments. The museum — which reopened in 2023 after a two-year renovation that expanded its exhibition space — illuminates a long history of artists who have been traditionally underappreciated and provides a spotlight for gifted contemporary creators to exhibit their work. Featuring a collection of more than 6,000 works from the 16th century to present day and representing more than 1,500 artists, NMWA also offers a variety of educational initiatives and houses an extensive library and research center.


GRoW Support


Exhibition - Women House (2018)



Exhibition - Organic Matters: Women to Watch 2015


Exhibition - Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections (2012)


Operations - Art Restoration

Scholarship Support