• Alice Bailly, Self-Portrait , 1917; Oil on canvas, 32 x 23 ½ in.; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
  • Elisabetta Sirani, Melpomene, The Muse of Tragedy, n.d.; Oil on canvas, 34 ¼ x 28 in.; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
  • Elisabetta Sirani, Melpomene, The Muse of Tragedy, n.d.; Oil on canvas, 34 ¼ x 28 in.; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
  • Godfrey Elizabeth: George II Tea Caddy
  • Sarah Bernhardt, Après la tempê te (After the Storm), ca. 1876; White marble, 29 ½ x 24 x 23 in.; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay

Who We Are

The Greater Kansas City Area Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is one of the museum’s many national and international committees.

The group formed in Kansas City, MO in 2002 under the leadership of Jeannette Nichols with the goals of raising awareness of the National Museum’s unique purpose and of bringing attention to noteworthy women artists in our own community.

Since its formation, the Committee has grown its membership, due in large part to the efforts of Darlene McCluskey, Jean Rau, Jan Leonard and Beth Viehland who have arranged more than 100 “monthly outings” to artists’ studios, special exhibitions at local museums, and private home collections. Committees have worked diligently to sponsor a juried art show (2006), to organize a major gift to the Nation Museum of Hung Liu’s “Seven Poses” (2007), and to participate in the Women to Watch exhibitions which have become our signature events for 2010, 2012, and 2015.

Greater Kansas City Area Committee
of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
P.O. Box 22495 Kansas City, MO 64113

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