All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The objects highlighted below are held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and represent only a preliminary survey of the museum's holdings that are related to women in World War I. Please also keep in mind that we have a very broad definition of what constitutes women's involvement in the war.
The pieces of art in this section show women in a variety of roles during the war. Also included are medals that feature allegorical female figures, typically representing a country such as France.