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  • Untitled photograph by Shadi Ghadirian from the series “Qajar,” 1998
    May 25 2016

    MAY 25 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 Associate Educator Adrienne L. Gayoso.
  • Image of James Tocco and Rhoya Tocco Didden
    May 25 2016

    Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Francis Poulenc “The Story of Babar”

    7:30–9:30 p.m. Reservations Required. Our 2015–16 Shenson Chamber Music Concert series concludes with “The Story of Babar.”
  • Boushra Almutawakel, Untitled, from the series “The Hijab,” 2001; Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and the Howard Greenberg Gallery
    Jun 01 2016

    JUNE 01 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 Associate Educator Addie L. Gayoso.
  • Jun 05 2016

    Free Community Day: June

    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!
  • Shadi Ghadirian, Nil, Nil #10, 2008
    Jun 05 2016

    Reading Club: On War and Women

    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.”
  • Lalla Essaydi, Bullets Revisited #3 (detail), 2012; Triptych, chromogenic print on aluminum, 150 x 66 in.; Courtesy of the artist, Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, and Edwynn Houk Gallery, NYC
    Jun 08 2016

    JUNE 08 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 Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon.
  • Rania Matar, Stephanie, Beirut, 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
    Jun 10 2016

    Artists in Conversation: “She Who Tells a Story” with Rania Matar

    6:30–9 p.m. Reservations Required. Enjoy a reception and an artist-led gallery talk, presented in conjunction with the special exhibition “She Who Tells a Story."
  • Photo of Laurie Doctor's work
    Jun 11 2016

    JUNE 11 Workshop: Firsthand Experience

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. Reservations Required. Participate in a writing, poetry, and bookmaking workshop inspired by “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.” Designed for ages 13 and up.
  • Image of the Library and Research Center
    Jun 14 2016

    Reading Club: Life in Conflict

    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.”
  • Hellen van Meene, Untitled (79), 2000; Chromogenic color print; 15¼ x 15¼ inches;  Edition 1/10; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, D.C.; © Hellen van Meene, Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery; Photograph by Lee Stalsworth
    Jun 15 2016

    JUNE 15 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.
  • Gohar Dashti, Untitled #5, 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
    Jun 22 2016

    JUNE 22 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.
  • 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
    Jul 10 2016

    Cultural Capital: Homage to Umm Kulthum

    2–5 p.m. Reservations Required. Join a series of programs and performances honoring Umm Kulthum, the iconic Egyptian musician 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.

Exhibitions

  • 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.
  • 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.