FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton—How can makers change the world?

Join us for FRESH TALK on the poetics and practicality of making things.

Ann Hamilton, an internationally renowned visual artist and self-described maker, joins Emily Pilloton, designer, builder, and educator, to talk about how the experience of making things can inspire the next generation of innovators and creative change makers.

Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist. Exhibition galleries will be open to attendees 5–6:45 p.m. Shop booths featuring local makers before and after the Fresh Talk.


Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for her large-scale multi-media installations. Using time as process and material, her methods of making serve as an invocation of place, of collective voice, of communities past and of labor present. Hamilton has won numerous awards and honors, exhibited around the world, and represented the U.S. at the 1991 São Paulo Biennial and the 1999 Venice Biennale. 

Emily Pilloton is a designer, builder, educator, author, and founder of the nonprofit design agency Project H Design. Using architecture and design as vehicles for social justice and public education, Pilloton is particularly invested in using design as a creative tool for young girls and students of color to build change in their own lives through projects such as Studio H and Girls Garage.


Required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, and students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Exhibition galleries open to attendees 5–6:45 p.m.

Watch the program remotely and tune into the livestream here

FRESH TALK is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative.

National Museum of Women in the Arts