Picturing Women Inventors

Ophthalmologist and surgeon Dr. Patricia Bath (1942–2019)

May 21, 2021 – Ongoing
National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Lower Level Corridor

If you had to name an inventor, would it be a woman? Like their male counterparts, women inventors represent all segments of American society, but their stories are often overlooked or undervalued. Picturing Women Inventors highlights the distinctive motivations, challenges, and accomplishments of exceptional 20th- and 21st-century inventive women who are diverse both personally and professionally. Presented in bold wall murals, with text in English and Spanish, the exhibition illustrates the creativity of women inventors while inspiring young people (especially girls) to see themselves as future inventors.