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Fresh Talk: Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark calmly sits on a polka-dot couch against a white wall, next to a large plant. She is a medium-skinned adult woman with dark hair pulled back, looking to her right with her legs crossed. She wears a striped top, black pants with large white dots, glasses, and a necklace.
Join renowned textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark as she reflects on works in her new NMWA exhibition, "Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend."

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021
5 to 6 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. To support this program and others like it, please consider making a $10 donation.
Suggested Donation

Event Location

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

Event Description

Fresh Talk: Sonya Clark

Join renowned textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark as she reflects on works in her new NMWA exhibition, Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend, the first survey of her 25-year career. Through her art, Clark transforms simple materials, including hair, combs, and found objects, into powerful revelations on injustice and stirring tributes to her ancestors. Clark joins NMWA Deputy Director/Chief Curator Kathryn Wat in conversation to share how she weaves, stitches, snips, braids, and beads to draw out momentous narratives on race, visibility, and the urgent need to redress history.

The conversation will be livestreamed on the museum’s Facebook page and nmwa.org/livestream. This program is available for free to the public, but if you would like to support the museum, please consider making a $10 donation.

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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