Lookout: MISS CHELOVE

A woman’s head and shoulders are partially obscured by leaves, flora, and abstract graphics. She has medium-light skin tone and black hair worn in a high bun, and she looks up and to the side in a regal pose.
Mar 15 to Jul 31, 2022

In the Lookout project, NMWA presents commanding public art installations on the exterior of the museum during its renovation. Lookout: MISS CHELOVE is the first in a series of works presented through the reopening in fall 2023.

Reseeded: A Forest Floor Flow, by Washington, D.C.-based artist MISS CHELOVE, a.k.a. Cita Sadeli, is a four-story mural printed on mesh fabric. The artist’s image of a woman immersed in botanicals native to the islands of Indonesia alludes to the resurgence of the natural world during the pandemic and the critical role of women in ecological activism.

MISS CHELOVE is an independent art director, muralist, designer, and illustrator. Her vibrant murals can be found throughout the D.C. metro area. Combining local and biographical storytelling with the tools and methods of graffiti and street art, MISS CHELOVE explores themes including women’s empowerment, nature, Indigenous cultures, and music.

Through Lookout, NMWA continues to champion women through the arts, while also signaling the powerful transformation underway within the building.

A woman’s head and shoulders are partially obscured by leaves, flora, and abstract graphics. She has medium-light skin tone and black hair worn in a high bun, and she looks up and to the side in a regal pose.

MISS CHELOVE, Reseeded: A Forest Floor Flow, 2022; Printed mesh, 60 x 48 ft.; Commissioned by the National Museum of Women in the Arts with support provided by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; © 2022 MISS CHELOVE

Exhibition Sponsors

Lookout: MISS CHELOVE is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The project is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  

  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
May 25, 2022

Visit the large-scale mural on the museum’s building façade while our historic building is temporarily closed for renovation.

Exhibition Hours

Self-guided. Explore NMWA’s accompanying mural tour in conjunction with Lookout: MISS CHELOVE for a mural map, descriptions, and artist audio stops around the city.

Exhibition Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

Related Media

Mural Guide

On the side of a building, a six-story mural features two women in profile, holding spears and looking out. The woman on the left has medium-light skin tone, a long dark and gray braid, and silver earrings while the woman on the right has dark skin tone, a dark bun, and a gold breastplate
Explore NMWA’s self-guided mural tour featuring a selection of murals located around Washington, D.C., by MISS CHELOVE.

Installation Video

Timelapse video still of the exterior view of the museum with scaffolding all around that features two panels of a large, colorful mural on the front depicting a dark-skinned woman gazing into the distance with her arm touching her face. The background features flowers and green leaves.
Watch the installation of Reseeded: A Forest Floor Flow in this timelapse video.