FRESH TALK: Righting the Balance—How can the arts advance body politics?

Join us for FRESH TALK on body politics in art and beyond.

Inspired by the museum’s presentation of NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, the second annual “Righting the Balance” FRESH TALK focuses on the intersections of art and public discourse related to body politics. The conversation explores how  artists—particularly those working in performance art, film, and theater—address issues of discrimination, sexism, and  sexual violence to effect change.


  • Katie Cappiello, writer and director, SLUT: The Play and Now That We’re Men
  • Aishah Shahidah Simmons, creator of the award-winning feature length film NO! The Rape Documentary (2006)
  • Emma Sulkowicz, artist/activist, recipient of National Organization for Women’s 2016 Woman of Courage Award
  • Moderated by: Tanya Selvaratnam, Emmy-nominated and Webby-winning producer, and author of The Big Lie.  

Followed by Sunday Supper: table talk and a communal meal served family-style.


Required. $25 general admission, $20 members, seniors, and students. Price includes museum admission and Sunday Supper. Exhibition galleries open to attendees before the program.

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

National Museum of Women in the Arts