Urgent Museum Notice

BMA x NMWA Monthly Talk Show: Counterstory

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Tue, Apr 13, 2021
12 to 12:45 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. No reservations required. Streaming available on both BMA and NMWA Facebook pages.



Three piles of thread from an unravelled American Confederate Battle Flag on a white base resembling a shelf. The thread piles are red, white, and blue.
Join educators from the Baltimore Museum of Art and NMWA—and sometimes special guests—as they talk about art.

Event Description


What do you get when two art museums committed to celebrating women artists collaborate? BMA x NMWA! This monthly talk show puts women artists and their artworks in conversation with each other, across two museums. Join educators from the Baltimore Museum of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts—sometimes with artists and special guests—as they consider themes relevant to contemporary artists and you!

In this episode, educators from both museums welcome Filipino-American artist Stephanie Syjuco and Hannah Shambroom, co-curator of the special exhibition Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend, on view at NMWA through May 31, 2021.

Syjuco discusses her three-part installation Stephanie Syjuco: Vanishing Point (Overlay), on view at the BMA through May 16, 2021, which examines how images construct and fortify white supremacy and exclusionary narratives of history and citizenship.

Shambroom shares mixed-media sculptures by artist Sonya Clark that address race and visibility, explore Blackness and redress history. Clark’s work manifests ancestral bonds and reasserts the Black presence in histories from which it has been pointedly omitted.

BMA x NMWA: Counterstory will livestream Tuesday, April 13, at 12 p.m. EST. The live stream will be available on both the BMA and NMWA Facebook pages.

This episode will discuss Sonya Clark’s investigation of the Confederate battle flag and question its persistent presence in U.S. visual culture.

For more information, email education@nmwa.org.