But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

January 19, 2018 11:39 am0 comments
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Milano (GAM) marks the final exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Organized by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa, in collaboration with Paola Zatti, […]

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Qatari becomes the first singer from Gulf to get nominated for Grammy Awards

November 14, 2017 5:12 am0 comments
Qatari becomes the first singer from Gulf to get nominated for Grammy Awards

Qatari musician Fahad Al-Kubaisi has become the first Gulf singer to compete in the Grammy Awards.  His latest album, “Enta Eshq”, is nominated for the “World Music Album” in the 60th Grammys Awards, which is scheduled to be held in New York City in January 2018. To read more, click […]

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A Garden of Possibilities at the Palestinian Museum

October 3, 2017 12:55 pm1 comment
A Garden of Possibilities at the Palestinian Museum

The fact that the Palestinian Museum even exists may surprise some people, not because of the wealth of talent that clearly exists in these lands, but because it suggests a type of normalcy to life in an area that continues to be under occupation. When the project was first announced there were […]

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Artist, Shahzia Sikander named member of Mayor de Blasio’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers

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Artist, Shahzia Sikander named member of Mayor de Blasio’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the members of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers – a group that will advise the Mayor on issues surrounding public art and historic monuments and markers on City-owned property. The Commission will be co-chaired by the President of the […]

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Disney’s Aladdin Casting Is an Opportunity to Make Up for Past Sins

July 14, 2017 2:47 pm0 comments
Disney’s Aladdin Casting Is an Opportunity to Make Up for Past Sins

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney and director Guy Ritchie have hit a wall with casting the lead roles for their upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin.  To read more, click here. 

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Prince Charles launches arts education project for Pakistan

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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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