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National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, 1937; in this painting the artist commemorated the brief affair she had with the Russian revolutionary and alluded to her political views

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, 1937; in this painting the artist commemorated the brief affair she had with the Russian revolutionary and alluded to her political views

Portrait of Katherine Cassatt, Mary Cassatt, 1905; the artist advised wealthy American patrons to acquire Impressionist art, thereby playing a critical role in the spread of the style

Portrait of Katherine Cassatt, Mary Cassatt, 1905; the artist advised wealthy American patrons to acquire Impressionist art, thereby playing a critical role in the spread of the style

The Stags, Patricia Piccinini, 2008; since opening its doors in 1987, the museum has acquired a collection of 4,500  paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art

The Stags, Patricia Piccinini, 2008; since opening its doors in 1987, the museum has acquired a collection of 4,500+ paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art

The Springs, Lee Krasner, 1964; the artist was married to Jackson Pollack; the museum occupies the gorgeous, old Masonic Temple

The Springs, Lee Krasner, 1964; the artist was married to Jackson Pollack; the museum occupies the gorgeous, old Masonic Temple

The Old Checkered House in Winter, Grandma Moses, 1944; Bob Hope purchased this painting in 1946 and it hung in his LA area home until his death; admission to the museum is $10

The Old Checkered House in Winter, Grandma Moses, 1944; Bob Hope purchased this painting in 1946 and it hung in his LA area home until his death; admission to the museum is $10

Jackie (India), Andrea Higgins, 2003; the artist applies her brush marks to emulate the stitch-by-stitch pattern of fabric swatches; Jackie Kennedy wore this pattern on a state visit to India in 1962

Jackie (India), Andrea Higgins, 2003; the artist applies her brush marks to emulate the stitch-by-stitch pattern of fabric swatches; Jackie Kennedy wore this pattern on a state visit to India in 1962

Lockheed Worker Working on the Fuselage of a P-38, Edna Reindel, 1942; this museum is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to celebrating women's achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts

Lockheed Worker Working on the Fuselage of a P-38, Edna Reindel, 1942; this museum is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to celebrating women's achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts

Still Life with Strawberries, Anna Claypoole Peale, 1820s; the artist came from a very artistic family with her uncle co-founding the first American art academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Still Life with Strawberries, Anna Claypoole Peale, 1820s; the artist came from a very artistic family with her uncle co-founding the first American art academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Virgin and Child, Elisabetta Sirani, 1663; wearing the turban favored by the peasant women in the artist's hometown of Bologna, Mary gazes adoringly at the wriggling baby in her lap

Virgin and Child, Elisabetta Sirani, 1663; wearing the turban favored by the peasant women in the artist's hometown of Bologna, Mary gazes adoringly at the wriggling baby in her lap

They Call Me Redbone but I'd Rather Be Strawberry Shortcake, Amy Sherald, 2009; there aren't many tourists in DC but it's still impossible to find a parking spot

They Call Me Redbone but I'd Rather Be Strawberry Shortcake, Amy Sherald, 2009; there aren't many tourists in DC but it's still impossible to find a parking spot

Red #4, Echiko Ohira, 2012; this piece was used to promote the temporary exhibition of works relating to paper as it's made from cardboard

Red #4, Echiko Ohira, 2012; this piece was used to promote the temporary exhibition of works relating to paper as it's made from cardboard

To Wear in Stone, Dalila Goncalves, 2018; the artist worked with a group of people in her hometown in Portugal to soak 240 pieces of blue sandpaper which she sutured into a patchwork of hues

To Wear in Stone, Dalila Goncalves, 2018; the artist worked with a group of people in her hometown in Portugal to soak 240 pieces of blue sandpaper which she sutured into a patchwork of hues

Vergara Palace Cornice, Paola Podesta Marti, 2010; the artist used multiple techniques to create this work, including hand-coloring and laser cutting the paper, and hand-assembling the pieces

Vergara Palace Cornice, Paola Podesta Marti, 2010; the artist used multiple techniques to create this work, including hand-coloring and laser cutting the paper, and hand-assembling the pieces

Portrait of a Noblewoman, Lavinia Fontana, 1580; Fontana is regarded as the first woman in Western Europe to succeed as a professional artist

Portrait of a Noblewoman, Lavinia Fontana, 1580; Fontana is regarded as the first woman in Western Europe to succeed as a professional artist

Arreau, Hautes-Pyrenees, Lois Mailou Jones, 1949; evoking Cezanne, the artist received an award for this work from DC's Corcoran Gallery of Art

Arreau, Hautes-Pyrenees, Lois Mailou Jones, 1949; evoking Cezanne, the artist received an award for this work from DC's Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Concert, Judith Leyster, 1633; this artist, unlike tradition at the time, established her career without help from a male relative; she was the first woman admitted to Haarlem's prestigious art guild

The Concert, Judith Leyster, 1633; this artist, unlike tradition at the time, established her career without help from a male relative; she was the first woman admitted to Haarlem's prestigious art guild

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