Fresh Talk: Beyond the Wall—Women Muralists

A dark-skinned woman with short auburn dreadlocks sits in an auditorium. She is speaking into a microphone with an enthusiastic expression on her face.
Join us for a conversation about the ways women muralists highlight issues of social change.

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022
4:30 to 6 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Registration required.
General Admission
Members, students, and seniors

Event Location

This program will take place in person, at a venue in Washington, D.C.

Event Description

Beyond the Wall—Women Muralists

Murals and graffiti art add color and vibrancy to a wide variety of public spaces. In addition to their visual beauty, these artworks have the power to highlight issues of social change. How can women muralists harness this potential? How are the perspectives of women and nonbinary people a necessary force in this medium? Join us for a conversation with women artists, including MISS CHELOVE, and experts in the field.

Cita Sadeli, also known as MISS CHELOVE, is an independent Washington D.C.-based art director, muralist, designer, and illustrator. MISS CHELOVE’s creative output is informed by her multicultural background rooted in the tropical mysticism of Java, Indonesia, and her formative years growing up in the punk, go-go, and graffiti-fueled streets of ’80s/’90s Washington, D.C. Currently, MISS CHELOVE’s practice is focused on mural projects around the world. When not scaling walls, she collaborates with communities and clients such as Adobe, the Afropunk and Trillectro Music Festivals, &Pizza, Apple, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Patagonia, the Phillips Collection, and the Smithsonian Institution.

This program will take place in person, at a venue in Washington, D.C. Registration required. The conversation will also be livestreamed at

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public programs initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change. Fresh Talk, the initiative’s signature program, features cause-driven conversations with leading artists, designers, activists, social innovators, and others.


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