Arab Comics-90 Years of Popular Visual Culture

December 08 '2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rothman Gallery

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