National Museum of Women in the Arts Reopening Aug. 1

The National Museum of Women in the Arts has announced plans to reopen to the public on Saturday, August 1. Guests will be able to experience NMWA’s art with short audioguides, though in-person gallery talks, tours, and public programs remain on hold for foreseeable future.


“I am looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the museum—socially distanced, with my mask and gloves on, and hand sanitizer by my side,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “It will be great to have people in our galleries once again. Our collection is beckoning and well worth the visit.”

With guidance from the D.C. government, D.C. Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the museum has developed new cleaning, safety, health, and operational protocols. A maximum of 200 visitors per day are allowed, and advance purchase of a timed ticket is strongly encouraged. On most days, the museum’s hours of operation remain unchanged. Extended hours are planned on select dates. Visitors should check for updated schedule information.

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