Four Senegalese Artists, Mushana Ali, Fode Camara, Viye Diba, and Piniang, traveled to Washington, D.C., in October 2014, as part of a cultural exchange organized by the State Department's ART In Embassies program. During the artists' visit to Washington, they painted an original mural at the Phillips Collection, on the exterior wall of the museum's courtyard.
We at Millennium Arts Salon are pleased to have supported this mural project in collaboration with our partners, CulturalDC, International Arts and Artists, The Phillips Collection, Cameroon American Council, and Hillyer Art Space. This support is consonant with our joint commitment to fostering conversations around international contemporary art, engaging Washington's diverse arts community, and activating space for public art.
We are pleased to have presented Dr. Adrienne Childs, co-curator of The National Museum of African Art's "Conversations: African and African American Art in Dialogue". The NMAA's Conversations brings together African and African American artworks in a visual and intellectual dialogue about particular cross-cutting themes, including, amongst others: Spiritualities; Power and Politics; Nature as Metaphor; and Music and Urban Culture.
|David Driskell, Benin Head, 1978|
|Edo, Nigeria, Commemorative Head of King, 18th Century|
The works from the permanent collection of the NMAA are paired with works from the William and Camille Cosby Collection, and has been the subject of acclaim and discussion since its opening in Fall, 2014. Through January, 2016.
Starting at 4:00 pm please join the opening reception(s) celebrating the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 Project! The progressive scheduled events will begin in the NEW Fenwick Library with the opening reception of: “Artist Books from the Fenwick Library Collection and the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Inventory”. We will then head over to the School of Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building for the opening reception of “An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Artist Books” “ ABSENCE AND PRESENCE: A Printmaking Response to the Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street” and Michael Rakowitz: “The invisible enemy should not exist”. At the same time there is an opening reception in the Atrium Gallery in Mason Hall with visiting emerging artist, Morteza Khakshoor: “What has become of your strength” who is exhibiting prints and drawings with another show “War Games” by Ayad Almissouri.
In addition to the profound exhibitions, poetry readings will take place at all three venues with esteemed poets Sarah Browning, Founder, Split This Rock; Zein El-Amine, University of MD Lecturer and WPFW, 89.3 FM host for Shay wa Naa Naa (Tea and Mint); and GMU MFA candidate, Danielle Badra.
A light spread of Middle Eastern food will be served.
For information please contact Project Coordinator: Helen Frederick, firstname.lastname@example.org and Project Associate: Nikki Brugnoli, email@example.com. George Mason University 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone: 703-993-8950