APR 20 Gallery Talk: She Who Tells a Story

Join an important lunch-time conversation. 

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week, NMWA Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston discusses several works in the special exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.  


In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” The idea of a woman storyteller is a fitting premise for these photographs made by pioneering women with roots in Iran and the Arab world. More than 70 photographs probe ideas about personal identity and vital political issues—and invite viewers to confront their own preconceptions.

National Museum of Women in the Arts