Sept 6 – Dec 8
Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture
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.
Reception, Sept 14 at 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 at 7 p.m., Rothman Gallery
Screening of Speed Sisters (2015, dir. Amber Fares), Oct 26 at 7 p.m., Rothman Gallery
Image: “Return to Palestine,” Mîkî Cover, Issue #174, 1964 courtesy of Mona Damluji