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National Museum of Women in the Arts

20 / 31 National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the world’s first museum solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. Through its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum fosters discussions about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. By showcasing significant women artists from the past and present, NMWA addresses gender imbalances in art presentation. The collection features diverse works in various mediums by artists such as Rosa Bonheur, Louise Bourgeois, Lalla Essaydi, Lavinia Fontana, Frida Kahlo, Hung Liu, Zanele Muholi, Faith Ringgold, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Amy Sherald.

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Spanish collection

The following 2 Spanish artworks are a selection from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts:

Phillip II Receiving News of the Loss of the Invincible Armada

by Elena Brockmann, 1895

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
95 x 115 in.
Credits
Museum purchase: Members’ Acquisition Fund

19th century

La llamada (The Call)

by Remedios Varo, 1961

Medium
Oil on masonite
Dimensions
42 x 31 x 1 1/2 in.
Credits
Gift from private collection, Estate of Remedios Varo/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

20th century