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Inaugural Symposium: The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

September 8, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society
in the Middle East Diaspora: Symposium and Reception

September 9, 2012, 2 – 4pm
Scott Lecture Hall, Rutgers University

The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, is a region-wide, multi-dimensional project focusing on contemporary women artists, writers, filmmakers, composers, and performers from the Middle East and Middle East diaspora, who explore matters of gender, homeland, geopolitics, theology, the environment, and transnationalism.  The project and five-site exhibition were conceived, curated, and produced by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin, co-directors of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University.

Alison Bernstein, Director Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University

Negar Ahkami
Margot Badran
(Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars)
Zeina Barakeh
Kelly Baum
(Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum
Ayana Friedman
Fakhri Haghani
(Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers)

43 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
Entrance on the green, to the side of the Zimmerli



September 8, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Scott Lecture Hall on Voorhees Mall
43 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States