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Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World

Exhibitions & Special Events

Image for Exhibit: Photography: Youssef Nabil: <i>Cinema</i>

Exhibit: Photography: Youssef Nabil: Cinema

This exhibition of Egyptian photographer Youssef Nabil's work, created especially for the festival, celebrates the characters, celebrities, and themes of sex and death that run through the shifting scenes of his life's film.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

North Atrium Foyer

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Image for Exhibit: Jewelry: Azza Fahmy: <i>Inspirations</i>

Exhibit: Jewelry: Azza Fahmy: Inspirations

Created especially for ARABESQUE, this exhibition of Egyptian jeweler Azza Fahmy's work forges together Arab tradition and completely original aesthetic innovation.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

South Atrium Foyer

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Image for Exhibit: Calligraphy: Hassan Massoudy: <i>Desire to Take Wing</i>

Exhibit: Calligraphy: Hassan Massoudy: Desire to Take Wing

In this exclusive exhibition, world-renowned Iraqi artist Hassan Massoudy uses vibrant color and large stylized characters to show how the written language can be both light and weighty, ancient and new.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

Nations Gallery

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Image for Exhibit: Multimedia

Exhibit: Multimedia "Exploratorium"

With a 3D film commissioned especially for ARABESQUE, this multimedia exhibition uses cutting-edge technology to explore the Arab contributions to society during the Golden Age of Enlightenment.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

Atrium

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Image for Exhibit: Visual Arts Installation: Lara Baladi: <i>Roba Vecchia</i>

Exhibit: Visual Arts Installation: Lara Baladi: Roba Vecchia

Lebanese artist Lara Baladi's installation, Roba Vecchia, presents image fragments of the artist's work recomposed with photographs into a shifting array of kaleidoscopic images

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

Terrace Gallery

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Image for Exhibit: Visual Arts Installation: <i>Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World</i>

Exhibit: Visual Arts Installation: Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World

From the Permanent Collection of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, this exclusive installation crosses mediums, nationalities, and cultural norms to show the growing voice of women artists in the Islamic world.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

States Gallery

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Image for Exhibit: Fashion: Brides of the Arab World

Exhibit: Fashion: Brides of the Arab World

With examples from all 22 countries in the League of Arab States, this collection of more than 40 elaborate and colorful wedding dresses puts the transition from traditional to contemporary style on display.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

Hall of Nations

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Image for Exhibit: SoundScape: <i>SOUK</i>

Exhibit: SoundScape: SOUK

Developed especially for the festival by Egyptian Grammy Award–winning sound engineer Alaa El Kashef, SOUK brings the sounds of the bustling streets of Cairo to visitors walking through the exhibitions and the Souk.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

States Gallery

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Image for Exhibit: <i>Souk</i> (Market)

Exhibit: Souk (Market)

This vibrant marketplace showcases an extraordinary representation of the arts and handicrafts from the Arab world.

Feb. 23 - Mar. 15, 2009

Level A Gift Shop

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Image for <i>A Taste of the Arab World</i>

A Taste of the Arab World

This three-part mini-immersion takes you on a culinary journey into the various regions of the Arab world, learning about the food, land, the people, and the culture of each region.

Feb. 28 - Mar. 14, 2009

South Opera Tier Lounge

$100.00 - $240.00

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