Art As Diplomacy: UAE/USA: Talk and Concert

Talk

WHEN February 12, 2015
6:30-9pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Nations have long leveraged art to promote the exchange of ideas, traditions, and mutual understanding as well as national interests. How the UAE and USA are deploying cultural ambassadors today? Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates is a groundbreaking cultural diplomacy exhibition that tells the story of the UAE’s rich history, culture and rapid development through 50 paintings, sculptures, and other artwork by 25 notable Emirati artists. Mary McBride is a celebrated American musician who has brought her voice, described by The New York Times as “part angel, part truck driver,” to more than twenty countries including Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. The evening begins with a discussion on the experiences of two key cultural envoys from the UAE and US respectively, followed by the outdoor concert by Mary McBride.

Simultaneous Arabic intepretation will be provided during the panel. 

Featuring

Noor Al Suwaidi CuratorPast Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates

Mary McBride MusicianCultural Envoy

Moderated by

Bryan Waterman Associate Professor of English and Program Head of Literature for Arts and HumanitiesNYUAD

Moderated by
  • Bryan Waterman, Associate Professor of English and Program Head of Literature for Arts and Humanities, Individuals

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