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1st LOOK/Members Preview: Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Long-Winding-Journeys

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Curator’s Circle Membership and Above (1st LOOK)
6:00 – 8:00 PM: All KMA Membership Levels + Guests

This exclusive event for KMA members and sponsors will celebrate the Katonah Museum of Art’s presentation of Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition.

Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition presents a focused look at a group of artists of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent whose work engages the diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition to explore religion, culture, and socio-political issues today. It takes its title from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s essay, The Breath of Miraj, a response to artist Shahzia Sikander work, Portrait of the Artist. The text speaks to the manner in which Islam and its history can inspire creative life to become a “long, winding journey.” It simultaneously serves as a metaphor for the travel of a visual tradition through time and its ability to nimbly adapt to an ever-changing world.

Curator’s Talk and Walkthrough at 5:30 PM and Docent Tour at 6:30 PM.

Please RSVP to sking@katonahmuseum.org or (914) 232-9555 ext. 2968.


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Date:
February 24
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Katonah Museum of Art
Phone:
914-232-9555
Email:
info@katonahmuseum.org
Website:
http://www.katonahmuseum.org

Venue

Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Phone:
914-232-9555
Website:
http://www.katonahmuseum.org/