The National Museum of Women in the Arts

 Representation is EVERYTHING! 💕 |  Portraits by Amy Sherald

Representation is EVERYTHING! 💕 |  Portraits by Amy Sherald

The National Museum of Women in the Arts, NMWA, holds a special place in my heart because when I reached out to their marketing team explaining I wanted to highlight exhibitions for people of color, they were the FIRST museum to welcome me with open arms. The NMWA is the only major museum in the world dedicated to championing women through the arts and advocates for better representation of these artist while addressing the gender imbalance commonly found in art institutions. 

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📍Location

1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

🚇 Public Transportation

Metro-- 

(From D.C., MD, and VA)

Take the Red, Blue, Orange, or Silver lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north. 

Bus-- 

Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW.

Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

🎟 Tickets & Price

Adults:$10.00

Visitors 65 and over:$8.00

Students:$8.00

NMWA members:Free

Youth 18 and under:Free

⏰ Hours

Monday–Saturday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday
12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

🚌 Field Trips

**Check back soon for more details 

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#️⃣ Social Media

Stay connected by following @WomenInTheArts on social media.

🤳🏾#DoItForTheGram

When searching Instagram, a few visitor favorites stood out.

 

1. What if Women Ruled The World

(Yael Bartana, What if Women Ruled the World, 2016; Neon, 98 1/2 x 38 1/2 in.)

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The Museum kind enough to allow me into their press preview for their newest exhibition, Magnetic Fields. Magnetic Fields features the abstract work of TWENTY-ONE FEMALE BLACK ARTIST. The exhibition highlights multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time. Through their intriguing prints, unconventional sculptures, and paintings, these under-recognized leaders in abstraction are front and center.

👩🏽‍💻 #CuratedxKai Tip

The first Sunday of each month isCommunity Day where admission is free for the Museum.

Enjoy! 

💜Kai

ARTECHOUSE, Your Virtual Playground

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Artechouse is a super dope hole in the wall that you will more than likely overlook if it isn't on your radar. It consists of rotating special exhibitions, each providing immersive, virtual experiences and even features an augmented reality bar for their 21+ evening events. 

Admission is sometimes challenging as tickets go fast for their one-of-a-kind exhibitions.

 

📍Location

1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

🚇 Public Transportation

ARTECHOUSE is accessible by Metro (via Orange, Blue, Silver, Yellow and Green subway lines), by taxi, and by car.

It is just a few blocks away from the National Mall, the Smithsonian Metro Station and L'Enfant Plaza Station. 

🎟  Tickets & Price

Tickets range from $8 - $20 depending on daytime or evening admission. Discounts are available for students, seniors (65+), military with ID, and children under 12.

🚌 Field Trips

Email tickets@artechouse.com to coordinate group visits and field trips. 

📱Museum App

Download ARTECHOUSE's app for augmented reality experiences hidden throughout their exhibitions, including their augmented reality bar and cocktails.

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#️⃣ Social Media

Stay in the know by following @ARTECHOUSE on social media. 

 

General Hashtag: #ARTECHOUSE

Previous Exhibitions

Kingdom of Colors - #KingdomOfColors

XYZT Abstract Landscapes - #XYZT

Spirit Of Autumn - #SpiritOfAutumn

 

 

🤳🏾#DoItForTheGram

With a venue as visually stimulating as ARTECHOUSE, you can't go wrong as just about every photo looks amazing on Instagram. Here are a few below from @ARTECHOUSE on Instagram.

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👥  Get Involved

ARTECHOUSE offers full time & part time jobs, + Internships.

Find out how you can join their team.

👩🏽‍💻#CuratedxKai Tip -- 

Subscribe to their mailing list to be the first to know about new exhibitions and advanced tickets.


Ready to plan your visit to Artechouse?

Share this post with a friend, leave a comment below about your visit, and tag your photos/videos on social media with #CuratedxKai to be featured in our Memories Photo Gallery.

Enjoy! 💜

Kai