Urgent Museum Notice


Member Preview Day: Suchitra Mattai

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Thu, Sep 19, 2024
10 am to 5 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Exclusive for Advocate level members and above. Reservations required. Tickets available July 30.


Throughout the museum

A large fabric tapestry made of multicolored saris and gold tinsel mounted on a white wall. Five beaded tassels hang from the bottom of the fabric.
Join us for a special members-only preview of our newest exhibition.

Event Description

See It First

Members at the Advocate level and above are invited to view Suchitra Mattai: Myth from Matter before it opens to the public. In her multifaceted artistic practice, Suchitra Mattai (b. 1973, Georgetown, Guyana) explores and complicates understandings of binaries such as East and West, art and craft, and history and memory. The way certain histories are remembered, or not, is central to much of her art. The exhibition pairs Mattai’s recent work, including mixed-media installation and sculpture, with historical objects sourced from nearby collections in Washington, DC. For the first time, these juxtapositions provide the opportunity for a visual call and response that illuminates Mattai’s work.

If you have any questions, please email member@nmwa.org or call 866-875-4627 toll free.

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Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to indicate any accessibility services you require, please email member@nmwa.org or call 866-875-4627 toll free. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to fulfill requests.