Gallery Talk: "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World": Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Gallery Talk: "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World"

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12:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu October 20, 2022
12:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Learn more and look deeply at selected works in Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s during a gallery talk led by Block Museum and Northwestern voices.

Gallery talk led by Sarah Dwider, Block Museum 2021–22 Graduate Fellow and Northwestern PhD Student, Department of Art History.

Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs not required, but appreciated. 


sarahdwiderportrait.jpegSarah Dwider is a doctoral student working on 20th century art from the Middle East with a focus on modern art in Egypt. Her research interests include Cold War-era cultural diplomacy and state cultural policy, social realism in the Arab world, and the role of Middle Eastern artists within transnational and transregional networks of exchange, particularly between Socialist states. Sarah received her BA in Art History and Middle Eastern Studies from Swarthmore College and her MA in Art History from the University of North Texas. 


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