The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists. To delve deeper into its permanent collection of more than 3,000 works from the 16th century to the present, stop by the gift shop for a copy of A Museum of Their Own, by founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (Abbeville Press, $50). Also suggested: In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World(Powerhouse Books, $28).
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