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Smithsonian: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Posted by on February 22, 2012

Field Trip: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Location: 1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: 202-783-5000
Grades: K and up
Admission: Free

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About the Museum:

The permanent collection comprised of more than 3,000 works provides a comprehensive survey of art by women from the 16th century to the present, with new acquisitions added regularly. The work in the collection represents a wide range of styles and media—from the Renaissance paintings of Elisabetta Sirani to modern photographs by Barbara Morgan to Louise Nevelson’s contemporary sculptures. NMWA also has several important special collections, including silver by 18th and 19th-century Irish and English women silversmiths.

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