Prince Charles launches arts education project for Pakistan

July 14, 2017 10:17 am1 comment
Prince Charles launches arts education project for Pakistan

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has launched an arts educational program in Karachi which will help Pakistani students learn about traditional arts and heritage. To read more, click here. 

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Portrait of 18th-Century Muslim American Proves the US Has Always Been Home to Many Faiths

July 7, 2017 12:41 pm0 comments
Portrait of 18th-Century Muslim American Proves the US Has Always Been Home to Many Faiths

A portrait on loan to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) will probably challenge many people’s understanding of early American history, particularly in regards to the presence of Muslims during that formative period. The small 1822 canvas, painted by James Alexander Simpson, is one of two known portraits of Yarrow […]

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See the Sleek, Sand-Toned New Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech

June 16, 2017 1:06 pm1 comment
See the Sleek, Sand-Toned New Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech

In October 2017, two museums will open dedicated to the work of Yves Saint Laurent. The first will be housed in the historical couture house at 5 avenue Marceau, a hôtel particulier from the Second Empire where the French designer worked for almost 30 years and which is now being […]

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How the Louvre Abu Dhabi found light with French architect Jean Nouvel

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How the Louvre Abu Dhabi found light with French architect Jean Nouvel

When it opens, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be seen as a building where its ­architect, Jean Nouvel, has subordinated concrete and steel, glass and stone, and even the Gulf’s corrosive waters, to the deft control of the gentle play of light. To read more, click here. 

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Palestinian Artist Emily Jacir Plans to Transform Her Family Home Into a West Bank Art Center

May 26, 2017 1:15 pm0 comments
Palestinian Artist Emily Jacir Plans to Transform Her Family Home Into a West Bank Art Center

The Palestinian artist Emily Jacir has launched a crowdfunding campaign to transform her family’s historic 19th-century home in the West Bank into an independent exhibition space and community art center. To read more, click here. 

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French Montana Teams With Global Citizen To Advocate For Health Care In Africa

May 19, 2017 3:29 pm0 comments
French Montana Teams With Global Citizen To Advocate For Health Care In Africa

French Montana announced today that he is partnering with Global Citizen, furthering the rapper’s recent philanthropic endeavors. Since March, Montana has been advocating for maternal and children’s healthcare following a trip to Kampala, Uganda to shoot the video for “Unforgettable.” To read more, click here. 

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8 of the best art galleries in the Middle East

May 5, 2017 1:50 pm0 comments
8 of the best art galleries in the Middle East

Islamic art has a long, varied history, dating back to the 7th century and cutting a vast geographical swathe that stretches as far as Spain in the west and Central Asia to the east. More recently, however, there’s been an important and growing focus on contemporary art from the Arab […]

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Abu Dhabi to showcase cinematic travelogue through Arab world and beyond

April 21, 2017 10:48 am0 comments
Abu Dhabi to showcase cinematic travelogue through Arab world and beyond

Come the month of May and Abu Dhabi will showcase select films from across the Arab world and beyond, a broad spectrum of critically-acclaimed contemporary Arab films around the notion of geography. Titled ‘On Arab Geographies’ the screenings and talks will be held from May 4-6. To read more, click […]

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How Mohammed Al Kindi is Putting Oman on the Map

April 14, 2017 3:55 pm0 comments
How Mohammed Al Kindi is Putting Oman on the Map

The Crossway Foundation established itself as an empowering arts charity that helps facilitate better understanding across borders. Now, after two successful years of collaboration, it has formally partnered with the annual Middle East Now festival in Florence. The Middle East Now x Crossway Foundation Residency will be dedicated to supporting […]

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An artist is pasting images of paintings from museums on Indian street corners

April 7, 2017 1:14 pm0 comments
An artist is pasting images of paintings from museums on Indian street corners

When French and Corsican visual artist Julien de Casabianca visited The Louvre, a museum filled with the work of universally revered artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Rembrandt, he was inspired by an obscure painting featuring a beautiful young female prisoner. “I had a Prince Charming compulsion to liberate […]

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