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Timely Egyptian Art Exhibit Opens

Product of International Outreach Runs Through March 25

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Artist Bassam Al-Zoghby’s dazzling  image of a dancer is one of the works on display in the new University Gallery exhibit.

By Sheila Eppolito

As the political unrest in Egypt continues to captivate the world, a selection of contemporary Egyptian artwork is on display at the University Gallery. The product of an international outreach delegation led by Provost Ahmed Abdelal, “From the Nile to the Merrimack” features the work of 13 modern Egyptian artists.

“The exchange of ideas and founding of friendships was invaluable in helping us experience Egypt’s rich and complex history,” says Art Prof. Stephen Mishol, member of the University delegation and co-curator.

International outreach has been a priority for Chancellor Marty Meehan, who values the role it plays in preparing students for global citizenship.

“From the Nile to the Merrimack” is on display in the University Gallery, McGauvran Student Center. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 -4, and Friday 10-2 through March 25.

Ibrahim Saad’s work includes this piece, currently exhibited with those of 12 other modern artists.