I AM: MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN ARTISTS AND THE QUEST TO BUILD PEACE

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

Thursday August 30

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception for “I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace.

Guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, I AMfeatures the work of thirty-one premier Middle Eastern women artists from twelve countries, visually celebrating the rich, diverse, and pivotal contributions that women make to the enduring global quest for harmony and peace. The exhibition premiered at the National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan, in May/June 2017. It was then showcased at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square in London, U.K., for July/August 2017, and premiered its U.S. tour in Washington, D.C., at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum in September/October 2017. The Vanderbilt presentation will be one of six in North America.

Special guests include:

Nicholas S. Zeppos, Chancellor, Vanderbilt University

Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler, Founding President, CARAVAN

Maitha Demithan
Emirati, b. 1989
Mother, 2017
Scanography
Edition of 3
39.4” x 31.5” framed
© Courtesy the artist

Sheikha Lulwa Al Khalifa, Featured Artist

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