Members Online Talk – Pioneers of Modern Arab Art

Francesca Leoni, Curator of Islamic art, Ashmolean Museum
Event date
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17:00 - 18:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
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Lectures and seminars
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Disabled access?
Booking required

An Exclusive Online Talk for Members of the Ashmolean with Francesca Leoni, curator of Islamic art, Ashmolean

Tuesday 25 April, 5-6pm

Booking is essential

Beginning with the contemporary Iraqi painter Dia al-Azzawi (b. 1939), celebrated in our current exhibition Dia al-Azzawi: Painting Poetry in gallery 8, this talk with introduce some of the most important figures and trends of Arab modern art.

Looking at the period between the 1950s and 1970s especially, Dr Leoni will also be discussing a selection of little-known works from the Ashmolean collection.

This is the fourth talk of our Illuminating Insights series of monthly talks for Ashmolean Members.

Tickets are available to Members only. The talk will take place online via Zoom and booking is essential. Tickets are £10.