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    Muslim Women in the Arts: An Intimate Evening

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    March 26, 2013


    Muslim Women in the Arts: An Intimate Evening

    The dynamic mother-daughter duo of artist-designer Samina Quraeshi and author-filmmaker Sadia Shepard (“The Girl from Foreign”, "The September Issue") offer a unique inside look into their work, in particular their most recent collaboration on women’s right and social entrepreneurship programs in Pakistan.

    Free and Open to the Public | Pakistani Tea and Dessert Served

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    About the MWITA Series:

    "Home & Away" is a unique arts and culture series spotlighting the work of four Boston-based female artists from Iran, Pakistan, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia."

    The series aims in part to address a lack of exhibits by contemporary Muslim artists in Boston’s galleries and museums, a void that reinforces the perception that Muslim art is limited to calligraphy and rugs. In fact, Boston is home to a vibrant scene of stereotype-shattering artistic innovators from across the Muslim world. “Home and Away” showcases four diverse examples of this new paradigm of artist: female, of Muslim heritage, and shaped by complex hybrid identities - some with a hidden Jewish heritage, others with seemingly contradictory roots (e.g. Mecca and New Mexico). The shapes, colors, textures, and subject matter provides insight beyond words, offering a window into the past, and a microcosmic view of the issues and experiences that shape so many women today.

    This series is made possible by the generous support of The Boston Foundation, Boston Cultural Council (a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events), and Cabot Cheese Company.

    American Islamic Congress

    38 Newbury Street, Suite 702
    Boston, MA 02116

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