At the National Museum of Women in the Arts you can view over 250 galleries of art created by women from around the world. You can view art from the 16th century to today. You can have a lot of fun frolicking through the artwork of their permanent collection where you’ll get to see lots of art of different media and styles. Women were as varied in their subject matter as their male counterparts of the time. But even better yet, if you find an artist you enjoy you can find out all about them.
It is very easy to get lost in the work shown on these pages while you are browsing. Some of the artist profiles even have quotes that make from the individual that make their profiles dance and sparkle a little more. Here’s an example:
“One day seven years ago I found myself saying to myself–I can’t live where I want to–I can’t go where I want to go–I can’t do what I want to–I can’t even say what I want to–…I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to. “
~ Georgia O’Keeffe, 1923
Right now there are several excellent Exhibits that you shouldn’t miss out on. So definitely check out the Exhibit section where you can see Portraits of Women by Women. Should you be located in Washington D.C. or be planning a trip there soon you can go to the Museum itself and check out this lovely exhibit in person.