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  • Rana El Nemr, Metro (#7), from the series “The Metro,” 2003; Pigment print, 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum purchase with general funds and the Abbott Lawrence Fund, 2013.569; Photo © 2015 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Jun 29 2016

    JUNE 29 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Assistant Educator Ashley W. Harris.
  • Jul 03 2016

    Free Community Day: July

    12–5 p.m. No Reservations Required. The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at NMWA—enjoy free admission to the museum all day!
  • Boushra Almutawakel, Mother, Daughter, Doll (2), 2010
    Jul 03 2016

    Reading Club: On Motherhood

    1–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Read and discuss short stories by women from Iran and the Arab world in relation to photographs from the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story.”
  • Shadi Ghadirian, Nil, Nil #11, 2008, Pigment print photograph, 29 7/8 x 29 7/8 in.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum purchase with funds donated by Pat and Arthur Stavaridis, 2014.20; © Shadi Ghadirian; Photo © 2015 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Jul 06 2016

    JULY 06 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston.
  • Image of Umm Kulthum ca. 1968
    Jul 10 2016

    Cultural Capital: Star of the East

    3–5 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy programs and performances honoring Umm Kulthum, the iconic Egyptian singer frequently referred to as the “Voice of Egypt.”
  • Alison Saar, Compton Nocturne, 2012; Color lithograph
    Jul 13 2016

    JULY 13 Gallery Talk: Alison Saar In Print

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Capital Fringe Festival logo
    Jul 14 2016

    Cultural Capital: Capital Fringe Festival July 14

    6–9 p.m. Reservations recommended. Women-focused live performance, part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival.
  • Photo of cell phone and lens
    Jul 16 2016

    JULY 16 Workshop: Firsthand Experience

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a photography workshop inspired by “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.” Designed for ages 13 and up.
  • Capital Fringe Festival logo
    Jul 16 2016

    Cultural Capital: Capital Fringe Festival July 16

    12–3 p.m. Reservations recommended. Women-focused live performance, part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival.
  • Capital Fringe Festival logo
    Jul 17 2016

    Cultural Capital: Capital Fringe Festival July 17

    12:15–3 p.m. Reservations recommended. Women-focused live performance, part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival.
  • ABC Teacher Institute participant and instructor collaborating on a bookmaking project.
    Jul 18 2016 to Jul 22 2016

    2016 ABC Teacher Institute

    MON, JUL 18–FRI, JUL 22; 9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day. Participate in the 2016 ABC Teacher Institute, a free intensive professional development opportunity.
  • Angela Strassheim, Untitled (Horses), 2004; Chromogenic color print; 30 x 40 inches; Edition 1/8; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C.; © Angela Strassheim, Photography by Lee Stalsworth
    Jul 20 2016

    JULY 20 Gallery Talk: Collection Connections

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Digital Editorial Assistant Emily Haight.
  • Carmen de Lavallade, Photo by Julieta Cervantes
    Jul 20 2016

    March on Washington Film Festival

    6:30–8 p.m. Reservations Required. As part of the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival, enjoy a conversation between Carmen de Lavallade and Elizabeth Alexander.
  • Capital Fringe Festival logo
    Jul 23 2016

    Cultural Capital: Capital Fringe Festival July 23

    12–3 p.m. Reservations recommended. Women-focused live performance, part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival.
  • Capital Fringe Festival logo
    Jul 24 2016

    Cultural Capital: Capital Fringe Festival July 24

    12:15–3 p.m. Reservations recommended. Women-focused live performance, part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival.
  • Rania Matar, Alia, Beirut, Lebanon, 2010. Pigment Print 36 x 50 in. Courtesy of the artist and Carroll and Sons, Boston
    Jul 26 2016

    Reading Club: Desires and Dreams

    6–8 p.m. Reservations Required. Read and discuss short stories by women from Iran and the Arab world in relation to photographs from the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story.”
  • Rania Matar, Reem, Doha, Lebanon, from the series “A Girl and Her Room,” 2010; Pigment print, 36 x 50 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Carroll and Sons, Boston; © Rania Matar
    Jul 27 2016

    JULY 27 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

    12–12:30 p.m. No Reservations Required. Our gallery talk series continues with a discussion led by NMWA Chief Curator Kathryn Wat.

Exhibitions

  • Gohar Dashti, Untitled #5 (detail), from the series “Today’s Life and War,” 2008, Chromogenic print, 27 5/8 x 41 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina, and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston; © Gohar Dashti
    Apr 08 2016 to Jul 31 2016

    She Who Tells a Story

    On view April 08, 2016–July 31, 2016. Explore contemporary works by pioneering women photographers challenging stereotypes about the cultures of Iran and the Arab world.
  • Alison Saar, Compton Nocturne, 2012; Color lithograph, 19 ¼ x 25 in.; Promised Gift of Steven Scott, Baltimore, in Honor of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; © Alison Saar, Photo: Lee Stalsworth
    Jun 10 2016 to Oct 10 2016

    Alison Saar In Print

    On view June 10–October 02, 2016. Alison Saar’s prints are inspired by the artist’s deep interest in history, identity, and cultures of the African diaspora.