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National Museum of Women in the Arts
Capacity: 20 – 1000
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

Lori Brubaker Morales
phone: 202-783-5000
fax: 202-393-3234
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the first and only museum dedicated solely to celebrating the diverse achievements of women in the arts. The museum’s permanent collection contains works by many talented artist including Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, and Lee Krasner. Located in a spectacular 1908 landmark building just a few blocks from the White House, the museum is a sought-after venue for corporate, nonprofit, and private events. The museum offers several distinctive areas for entertaining. The elegant sophistication of the Great Hall and Mezzanine provides an ideal setting for cocktail parties, large lectures, and formal dinners. A luxurious marble rotunda greets your guests with two sweeping marble staircases to the Mezzanine. An adjacent catering kitchen is available for the caterer. The museum contains a lovely reception room and private galleries, as well as a 200-seat auditorium.
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Events are permitted with an unrestricted donation to museum based on a set rate structure. Additional fees apply (a portion is tax deductible). Call for details and special government/nonprofit rates.

Capacity: 20 – 1000
Capacity Description:
For a Reception:

Great Hall & Mezzanine: 1,000
Reception Room: 100
Auditorium: -
2nd Floor Gallery: -
3rd Floor Gallery: 500
For a Banquet or Meeting:

Great Hall & Mezzanine: 500
Reception Room: 70
Auditorium: -
2nd Floor Gallery: -
3rd Floor Gallery: 80

Great Hall & Mezzanine: 300*
Reception Room: 80
Auditorium: 200*
2nd Floor Gallery: 500*
3rd Floor Gallery: -
* Viewing only

Hours: Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Some daytime functions permitted, call for details.

Catering is available from a list of approved caterers.

Audio Visual Capabilities
In-house A/V equipment is not available, but clients may supply their own.

Lot parking available nearby; valet parking recommended
Metro Station: Metro Center
This site is ADA compliant.
SESMA's mission is to develop cooperative marketing programs that bring member special event sites to the attention of meeting and event professionals throughout the DC-metro area who seek unique venues for their functions.
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