Woman's National Democratic Club

About Our Art Museum

The WNDC Museum is housed in a landmark nineteenth-century residence, originally built for Sarah Adams Whittemore, an opera singer and member of the distinguished Adams family of Massachusetts. The building, designed by Harvey Page, is informally called “the Whittemore House.” Significant interior features include the Arts and Crafts foyer and stairwell, and an elaborate plaster ceiling in the former music room, now the Hamlin Room. The WNDC Ballroom & Upstairs art galleries feature rotating exhibitions.

First Ladies portrait Student competition


The Visual Arts and Museum Affairs committee of the Woman’s National Democratic Club is working with the Visual Arts Department of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Public High School to hold a student competition for a portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama. The portrait will be added to the collection’s nine other amazing portraits of First Ladies and will be exhibited in the First Ladies’ Lounge in the Whittemore House. The project, which is part of VAMA’s public outreach, along with rotating artist exhibitions, needs $4000.00 for the prize and framing. The WNDC Educational Foundation would appreciate your donation so that we can support this worthy project! To donate, please click here.

Many thanks to our member, Zofia Rawner, for the suggestion.

Tours & Reservations

Individual Tours: Self-guided tours of the Whittemore House are available during business hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except when other events have been scheduled. For inquiries, please call the office at 202-232-7363.

Docent-led tours for ten or more guests are available by appointment. Please call 202-232-7363 for reservations.

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