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Contemporary Arab art is lecture topic, Oct. 16

"Similar and Different: Perspectives From the Contemporary Art of the Arab World" is the title of a lecture by Saleh Barakat, an expert in contemporary Arab art, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 219 Burr Hall.

Barakat is the founder and executive manager of the Agial Art Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon, where he has helped build major collections of Arab art. Barakat serves on the steering committee of the Arts Center at the American University of Beirut and is a founding member of the Kinda Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Arab artistic expression.

The talk is sponsored by the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

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