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Art+ Member Exhibition Preview
September 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art+ Member Exhibition Preview:
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s
Wednesday, September 29th | Museum Terrace | 6pm-8pm
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s explores mid-20th-century abstract art from North Africa, West Asia, and the Arab diaspora—a vast geographic expanse encompassing diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. Comprising nearly 90 works by artists from countries including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, UAE.
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s is organized by the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, and curated by Suheyla Takesh and Lynn Gumpert. Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Barjeel Art Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by the Charina Endowment Fund; the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust; the Grey’s Director’s Circle, Inter/National Council, and Friends; and the Abby Weed Grey Trust
6pm-8pm: Art+ Member Exhibition Preview & Reception (This event is for Art+ Members, accompanying guests of members are $10)
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Exhibition Sponsored in Part by:
Reem and Basem Ali
George and Debbie Baxter in honor of Dr. Mudhafar Amin and Zahar Hadid