Environmental Film Festival: The Barefoot Artist

Discover the story of artist Lily Yeh in NMWA’s screening of The Barefoot Artist.

The Barefoot Artist documents the artist from her first exposure to Chinese landscape painting as a young girl in China to the hauntingly beautiful memorial she designed to honor the victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Along the way, it reveals her methodology for community building—using art as the foundation—which she has developed over many years as she has worked in impoverished communities around the world.

Directed by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub (2013, 95 min.)

The film will be introduced by NMWA Director of Education and a discussion with Lily Yeh, Glenn Holsten, and Daniel Traub will follow the screening.


Not required. $5 general; $4 members, seniors, and students.


The Barefoot Artist

Presented in conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

National Museum of Women in the Arts