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November 2017

VCUarts Qatar Day

November 1 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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VCUarts Qatar Day

Qatar Day is an annual event at VCU that features art and design projects from the VCUarts campus in Doha, Qatar. It also features traditional aspects of Qatari and Arab culture, such as henna, Arabic calligraphy and traditional Qatari clothing. The event was developed by students to strengthen the relationship between the Richmond and Qatar campuses, and provides Richmond students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to learn more about the VCUarts Qatar campus. The event is co-sponsored by VCU School…

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Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future – Opening Night

November 2 @ 4:30 pm
VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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2017 Islamic Art Symposium [image by Lalla Essaydi]

Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future Opening Night — Thursday, November 2, 2017 Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 4:30–5pm: Registration 5–6:45pm: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address Opening Address: HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani Keynote Address: Lalla Essaydi, Gender, Power, and Tradition Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art November 2-4, 2017 The question of what the term “Islamic art” means is challenging. Is it even a useful term?…

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Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future – Day 1

November 3 @ 8:30 am
VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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2017 Islamic Art Symposium [image by Lalla Essaydi]

Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future Friday, November 3, 2017 Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 8:30–9am: Registration 9–9:15am: Opening Remarks, Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, Symposium Co-Chairs and shared holders of the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at VCU 9:15–10am: Wijdan al-Hashemi, Contemporary or Modern Islamic Art? 10–10:45am: Nada Shabout, Contemporary Trajectories: Iraqi Art in Context 10:45–11:15am: Coffee Break 11:15am–12pm: Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Iranian Cinema Today: An Ode to the Past and New Directions in the…

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Juried Student Photography Exhibition, “Global Perspectives on Contemporary Muslim Life”

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Anderson, 907 1/2 Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BTegLmEBKcD/ In conjunction with the 2017 Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, the Anderson will host a range of exhibitions focused on student engagement and dialogue surrounding critical issues in contemporary Islamic Art. Presented in partnership with the VCU Muslim Student Association, “Global Perspectives on Contemporary Muslim Life” is a submission based exhibition of VCU and VCUarts Qatar student photography. Juried by designer and VCUarts Qatar alumna Hadeer Omar (hadeeromar.com), the exhibition will provide a curated platform for both trained…

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Wafaa Bilal, “The Things I Could Tell…”

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Anderson, 907 1/2 Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284
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In conjunction with the 2017 Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, the Anderson will host a range of exhibitions focused on student engagement and dialogue surrounding critical issues in contemporary Islamic Art. An Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Bilal is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics. In “The Things I Could Tell…” Bilal collapses perceived cultural and historical distances by locating…

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VCUarts Ceramic Sale

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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VCUarts Ceramic Sale

Join us for a fundraising sale with the Craft/Material Studies Ceramic Department! Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty will have beautiful handmade pieces for sale. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding for student attendance at the annual ceramic conference, NCECA, which will be hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this year. At past sales we discovered a few of our favorite artists, Molly Anne Bishop and Marisa Finos, so we are excited to showcase new work from all participating. Purchase…

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Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future – Day 2

November 4 @ 9:30 am
VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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2017 Islamic Art Symposium [image by Lalla Essaydi]

Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future Saturday, November 4, 2017 Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 9:30–10am: Registration 10–10:15am: Opening Remarks, Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, Symposium Co-Chairs and shared holders of the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at VCU 10:15–11am: Shahzia Sikander, The Future of the Indo-Persian Miniature Painting Tradition 11–11:45am: Linda Komaroff, Islamic Art Now and Then 11:45–12:30pm: Hassan Hajjaj, Hub Wahad: On Finding Inspiration in a Community of Nomads 12:30–2pm: Lunch (Note: lunch…

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VCUarts Ceramic Sale

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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VCUarts Ceramic Sale

Join us for a fundraising sale with the Craft/Material Studies Ceramic Department! Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty will have beautiful handmade pieces for sale. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding for student attendance at the annual ceramic conference, NCECA, which will be hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this year. At past sales we discovered a few of our favorite artists, Molly Anne Bishop and Marisa Finos, so we are excited to showcase new work from all participating. Purchase…

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VCUarts Ceramic Sale

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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VCUarts Ceramic Sale

Join us for a fundraising sale with the Craft/Material Studies Ceramic Department! Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty will have beautiful handmade pieces for sale. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding for student attendance at the annual ceramic conference, NCECA, which will be hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this year. At past sales we discovered a few of our favorite artists, Molly Anne Bishop and Marisa Finos, so we are excited to showcase new work from all participating. Purchase…

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Chamber Brass Ensembles

November 6 @ 8:00 pm
Free

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8 p.m. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts Free Admission

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