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Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series: Salam Atta Sabri on 'Modern Art in Iraq: From the pioneers of the 1930s to the looting of 2003'
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series: Salam Atta Sabri on 'Modern Art in Iraq: From the pioneers of the 1930s to the looting of 2003'

Smith Memorial Student Union 294, 1825 SW Broadway

Salam Atta Sabri is an artist and the Director of the National Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad. Following the looting of 2003, he published a partial list of the artwork missing from the Museum. In addition, he founded a non-governmental organization that works to preserve the history and artworks of the pioneers of modern Iraqi fine arts (one of whom was his father).

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 The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

www.mesc.pdx.edu | middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.edu | 503-725-4074

Presented with co-sponsorship from The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, with funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York; Portland Community College’s Internationalization Initiative; the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at the Pacific Northwest College of Art; and the Portland State University Department of Art