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Chile Committee of the NMWA

Angelica Kauffman, The Family of the Earl of Gower, 1772; Oil on canvas, 59 ¼ x 82 in.; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay


The Chile Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts visibilizes, promotes, and makes known the work of Chilean women creators and interpreters across all artistic disciplines and provides information about the activities of its headquarters in Washington DC.

We are one of the eight international Committees opened by the NMWA outside of the USA, where eleven national Committees have been founded. Chilean writer Isabel Allende Llona came up with this idea when, upon receiving the “NMWA Award for Excellence in the Arts”, she realized that no comparable awards existed in Latin America. Thus, in early 2013, the Chile Committee of the NMWA was born as a non-profit cultural organization.

Isabel Allende and Mrs. Wilhelmina Cole-Holladay. 25th anniversary of the Museum.


The work conducted by the Chile Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is guided by four strategic lines of action focused on implementing various initiatives in Chile and abroad.

Cross-disciplinary nature: We aim to visibilize, promote, and champion the work of our women creators and interpreters in various artistic disciplines, such as the visual and audiovisual arts, literature, design, crafts, theater, and cuisine, among others.

Inclusiveness: We intend to cover the whole of Chile and reach all age groups in order to tackle any forms of discrimination against female artists.

Alliances: We understand the importance of establishing networks for optimizing the effectiveness of our initiatives. Therefore, we will generate alliances with the private and the public sector, universities, cultural centers, museums, civil society, the media, and other actors who wish to collaborate on this enterprise, which is both necessary and hard to achieve.

Volunteer work: We know that the cultural world lacks resources compared to other sectors; thus, we greatly value the cooperation of people who donate their work and expertise to help reduce the marginalization of Chilean women in terms of artistic recognition. Without them, our task would be impossible.


Special thanks


    • Andrea Cuomo
    • Andrés Rodríguez Perez
    • Cecilia Echeñique
    • Comité Calificador de Donaciones Culturales
    • Embajada de Chile en Estados Unidos
    • Estela F. Garafulich Adult Literacy Programe
    • Francisca Florenzano
    • Javier Mendicute
    • Javiera Parada
    • Jurado Concurso de Canto 2014-15
    • Jurado Concurso “Mujeres en la Musica II”
    • Jurado Final “Cartas de Mujer”
    • Jurado Preseleccion “Cartas de Mujer”
    • Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca Valley
    • María José Viera Gallo
    • Mario Agliati
    • Michelle Landa
    • Nieves Edwards
    • Roberto Sepúlveda
    • Rodrigo Espinosa
    • Teatro Corpartes 660
    • Ximena Sahli
    • Viñamar y Castillo de Molina
    • Viña Veramonte