Breaking the Veils
Breaking the Veils Press Releases
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 No comments
Minnesota Star Tribune Article – Striking Women’s Art from the Islamic World July 3, 2008 AP story-Breaking the Veils-Accompanying Audio/Slide Show “Breaking the Veils” From Minnesota Public Radio The ArtReach Foundation traveled “Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World” to Minnesota where it was opened last Friday, Feb.5 at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. This is the fifth stop on its US Tour. Susan Anderson, Dr. Khalid Khreis, Director General of the Jordan National Gallery, Amman, his wife, Clara Amado, and our Co-Chairs for the US Tour, Katrina Griessman and Mitzi Prochnow were present for the opening....
Yale Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 No comments
  Breaking the VeilsWomen Artists from the Islamic World Tuesday, September 8, 20095:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sterling Divinity Quadrangle409 Prospect StreetNew Haven, Connecticut Please R.S.V.P. to cmes@yale.edu Sponsored by The ArtReach Foundation; the Royal Society of Fine Arts, Jordan; F.A.M-Femme Arts Méditerranée, Greece; Delta Air Lines; Yale Council on Middle East Studies; Yale Divinity School; Yale Institute of Sacred Music; the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale; Yale Office of International Affairs; Yale Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Yale Women’s Faculty Forum; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale; Yale...
Breaking the Veils at Yale University’s Council on Middle East Studies
Friday, August 7th, 2009 No comments
“Breaking the Veils” is a unique and compelling international art exhibition showcasing 51 women artists from 21 Islamic countries. This exhibit is designed to challenge contemporary stereotypes about the lives of women in the Islamic world and celebrates their artistic contribution in shaping a rich, cultural heritage. Yale University’s Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) is honored to host this groundbreaking exhibit from September 8, 2009 to December 11, 2009. The Council will be coordinating a number of lectures on the topic of women and the arts in the Middle East in fall 2009. Please check the CMES website (http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/cmes/)...
Breaking the Veils in CANVAS Magazine
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 No comments
The exhibit Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World was featured in the October 2008 issue of Canvas Magazine, a publication dedicated to art and culture from the Middle East and Arab world. Click here the CANVAS Magazine Article...
Breaking the Veils Included in ARABESQUE Festival
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 No comments
The Kennedy Center Presents Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World Unprecedented Three Week Festival highlighting the Arts and Culture of the 22 Arab Nations To Take Place February 23-March 15, 2009 Festival presented in cooperation with the League of Arab States WASHINGTON, D.C. — From February 23 to March 15, 2008, the Kennedy Center will present ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World. The unprecedented three-week celebration of Arab arts and culture will include performances in music, dance, and theater, as well as exhibitions featuring art installations, photos, sculpture, cuisine, mosaics, fashion, a souk (market), soundscape, and more. The festival, presented...
Events in Hattiesburg, MS
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No comments
Monday, October 6 Private opening at the Depot. Black-tie optional dinner and celebration. $75 per person. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30. Proceeds to benefit the HHDA and the USM Art Department. Tuesday, October 7 Public opening at the Depot: All day, Teacher Packets available, tours, refreshments 10:00am: “Coffee and Conversation” at the Depot with Susan Anderson, Aliki Moschis-Gauguet, Dr. Khalid Khreis and Audrey Shabass 6:30pm: Panel discussion in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center regarding Women and Art in the Islamic World with Aliki Moschis-Gauguet, Dr. Khalid Khreis and Audrey Shabass 7:30pm: Opening of the photography exhibit, Women’s Studies and Committee...
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Breaking the Veils Set for Hattiesburg Oct 6th to Dec 5th
Saturday, August 9th, 2008 No comments
The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters will host an international art exhibit designed to counter misconceptions about the art and culture of women who live in the Islamic world. “Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World” will be on display at the historic Hattiesburg Train Depot from Oct. 6 – Dec. 5, 2008. “Breaking the Veils” features art from 52 women from 21 countries. The exhibit has shown in 20 European and Australian venues to great acclaim. Hattiesburg will be the second stop on a three-year North American tour, which is currently on display...
Breaking the Veils Collection & Event Photos
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 No comments
“By pairing the beauty and intensity of the artworks with opportunities for dialog and education, this exhibit can help spark cross-cultural acceptance and appreciation.” - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah...
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“Breaking The Veils” Through Art
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 No comments
Excerpted from the AP article published on CBSNews.com, “‘Breaking The Veils’ Through Art,” July 3, 2008. (AP, LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 3, 2008) In the months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi and her friend Aliki Moschis-Gauguet noticed that the only depictions they saw of Muslim women showed figures behind veils, oppressed by their cultures. Moschis-Gauget said, “‘Do you see what’s going on in the media? … Muslim women are being portrayed as women living behind long veils,”‘ said Al Hashemi, founder and director of the Royal Society of Fine Arts of Jordan. “She couldn’t stand...
Delta Announces Transportation of Exhibition on Inaugural Amman Flight
Friday, June 13th, 2008 No comments
Delta Air Lines to Transport Internationally Acclaimed Exhibition, Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World, on Inaugural Flight from Amman to New York Delta serves as Official Airline of Art Exhibition’s first-ever U.S. tour ATLANTA, June 5, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will transport the internationally-acclaimed art exhibition, Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World, on the airline’s inaugural flight from Amman, Jordan to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Friday, June 6. The exhibit includes 72 works of art from 51 women representing more than 20 Islamic...
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