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The British Museum Offers a Revelatory New Look at Islam and Art

Heba Elkayal | 22 Feb 2019

The institution’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery focuses on how Islam influenced the aesthetic designs of everyday objects across the Islamic world.

Critical Thinking Curriculum Liberal Arts

Project Seeks to Brighten Philosophy’s Image

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 03 Dec 2018

In Egypt, a program known as “Philosophy in Plain Arabic seeks to dispel negative perceptions and explore the discipline’s connection to everyday realities.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

In Dubai, a New Type of Arts Center

Heba Elkayal | 22 Nov 2018

The Art Jameel foundation’s new museum is the Emirates’ first non-government-run art institution and significantly expands the region’s patronage of the arts.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

Contemporary Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition

Heba Elkayal | 09 Nov 2018

An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London highlights works by a short list of finalists drawn from a wealth of talent across the Islamic world.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

Egyptian Artist Explores Themes of Identity and Belonging

Heba Elkayal | 28 Sep 2018

Ibrahim Ahmed draws on his own multinational experience to make art that challenges societal constructs.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Research

An Archaeology Project Connects Young Qataris to Their Past

Eman Kamel | 27 Jul 2018

A university-led team is recovering artifacts that shed light on how people lived as modern Qatar emerged from a time when pearl diving was the economic focus.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

A Century of Arab Art, Compressed Into a Book

Ursula Lindsey | 25 May 2018

A new volume in an acclaimed series delves into the movements and debates that shaped modern art in the Arab world.

Critical Thinking Extremism Liberal Arts

Two Caliphates Fall: Mosul Survives

Omar Mohammed | 15 Mar 2018

The Iraqi historian who reported from Mosul on the ISIS occupation tells the story of how his home city outlived both Ottoman rule and the self-styled caliphate of Da’esh.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

Catalogue Reveals Pioneering Egyptian Painter’s Legacy

Ursula Lindsey | 11 Sep 2017

Mahmoud Said’s oeuvre reflects an engagement with beauty, heritage, and national identity that remains relevant today.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Opinion

What Art Can Teach Us About the Arab World

Ursula Lindsey | 31 Mar 2017

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, art enthusiast and Arab-affairs commentator, sees the burgeoning Arab art scene as a way to bring fresh insights to stale discussions.




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