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

Join artist Rania Matar and fellow guests in conversation over light refreshments.

Matar discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Ample time allows participants to explore the galleries, learn about Matar’s work, and engage in small-group and one-on-one conversations.

A book sale and signing follows the in-gallery discussion. 

Purchase your tickets at the door: $25 general; $15 members, seniors, students.


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