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The National Museum of Women in the Arts Offers $5 Admission on Sundays in August

Plus: Get in for free this weekend.
Photograph from “La Petite Mort” by Alex Prager, part of the museum’s “Total Art: Contemporary Video” exhibit.

With so many great free museums in Washington, the ones that charge an admission fee might sometimes fall under the radar. This August, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is providing a little extra incentive to visit, to the tune of $5 admission on Sundays—a 50-percent discount. Even better: This Sunday, August 3, is the museum’s monthly community day, which means you can get in free all day. 

Sunday hours are noon to 5, which gives you plenty of time to peruse the 4,500-plus works by more than 1,000 women artists, such as Mary Cassatt, Clara Peeters, and Chakaia Booker. Current exhibitions include “Total Art: Contemporary Video,” featuring video installations by Dara Birnbaum, Alex Prager, and others showcasing women’s contributions to the medium; and “Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships,” which looks at the Swiss surrealist’s diverse body of work. 

National Museum of Women in the Arts. 1250 New York Ave., NW; 202-783-5000.

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