A Woman's Touch: The National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), located in Washington, D.C. is the only museum
solely dedicated to celebrating womenâ€™s achievements in the visual,
performing, and literary arts. NMWA was incorporated in 1981 by Wallace
and Wilhelmina Holladay.
Since opening its doors in 1987, the museum has acquired a collection
of more than 4,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and decorative
art. Highlights of the collection include works by Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and Ã‰lisabeth Louise VigÃ©e-Le Brun. The museum occupies a Masonic Temple, a building listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.