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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)

RSVP for In-Person Preview & Reception to membership@tampamuseum.org

Can’t attend in person?
Join us online for the VIRTUAL Exhibition Preview and Curators’ Chat
Wednesday, September 29 from 5–6p


Community Sponsor:

Exhibition Sponsored in Part by:

Reem and Basem Ali

George and Debbie Baxter in honor of Dr. Mudhafar Amin and Zahar Hadid


September 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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