Washington D.C. Attractions: National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Pioneering museum dedicated to female artists with 4,500-plus works by, among others, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo and Alma Thomas. The New York Avenue Sculpture Project, a public art space on a median for installations of contemporary works by women artists, features Chakaia Booker’s four sculptures on New York Avenue through March 2014.
Bice Lazzari: Signature Line, paintings and drawings by modern Italian artist, May 10-Sept. 22. American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s, rarely exhibited paintings using African designs to depict the Civil Rights and feminist movements, June 21-Nov. 10. Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger, paintings, book art and works on paper celebrating the best-selling author, June 21-Nov. 10.
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $10, students/seniors $8, 18 and under free. Free admission on “Community Days,” the first Sunday of each month.