Urgent Museum Notice

Exhibition Programs

Curative Collective Conversation: Tsedaye Makonnen

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Mon, Apr 26, 2021
12 to 1 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Livestreaming on NMWA’s Facebook page and at nmwa.org/livestream.



A medium-dark skinned adult woman sits at the end of a table, as if sitting across from the viewer. She has shoulder-length, dreadlocked hair, and wears glasses and a black tank top with a gold necklace. The table is set with colorful foods like avocados and bruschetta.
Join us online for an exclusive interview with “Reclamation” artist Tsedaye Makonnen.

Event Description

Curative Collective Conversation: Tsedaye Makonnen

In this series, join us for in-depth interviews with the Curative Collective, a group of Women, Arts, and Social Change partners working at the intersection of food, art, and social change. From advocacy and social justice to healing and restorative self-care, this diverse collective serves communities throughout the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. The Curative Collective is also working on NMWA’s exhibition, RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals to make sure that the exhibition incorporates local communities and their perspectives.

This week, we are joined by Tsedaye Makonnen, an interdisciplinary artist whose studio, curatorial and research-based practice threads together her identity as a daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, a Black American woman, a doula, and a mother. Makonnen invests in the trans-historical forced migration of Black communities across the globe and Black womxnhood. She’ll share more about her process in creating her work for RECLAMATION, her top #5WomenArtists that inspire her, and what she is working on now. This event will be livestreamed on NMWA’s Facebook page and at nmwa.org/livestream.

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public programs initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change.