Urgent Museum Notice

Fresh Talk

Fresh Talk: Witness—Capturing Moments and Movements

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Sun, Nov 07, 2021
4:30 to 6 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Reserve online.



A person with dark skin and short black hair stands amongst a seated audience and speaks into a microphone.
Join us for a conversation about the ways art can bear witness to social movements and our shared humanity.

Event Description

Witness—Capturing Moments and Movements

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated critical issues of social injustice—including systemic racism, climate change, exploitative labor, and police brutality—leading to widespread attention and new waves of activism. However, the movements behind these issues have been growing for decades, if not hundreds of years. Artists have long played a unique role by bearing witness, capturing specific moments in time as well as the spirit of collective movements for change. Join us for a conversation with artists Adama Delphine Fawundu and Januwa Moja Nelson about the ways art can bear witness to social movements and our shared humanity.

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 make 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.