This traveling exhibition of 33 reproductions of Arab comics provides a look into Arab popular culture and the history of graphic illustration in the Middle East. Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture, brought to the Phillips Museum of Art in partnership with F&M's Islamic and Middle East Studies Program, features three distinct types of comic book art made by Arab artists: originals, adaptations, and contemporary works. This exhibit and its related programming are part of the Arab Arts Festival taking place on campus over the course of the fall semester.
Opening reception: Sept. 14, 5 p.m., Rothman Gallery
Panel discussion with Arab Comics co-curator Nadim Damluji, journalist and hip-hop MC Yassin Alsalman and photographer Laith Majali: Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Rothman Gallery
Screening of Speed Sisters (2015, dir. Amber Fares): Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Rothman Gallery