Middle East Influences in American Art


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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

Also see Orientalism in American Art.


TFAO references:

As of 12/5/13 TFAO Digital Library contained 236 pages referencing the phrase "Middle East." To search TFAO's web site please click here.


From other websites:

From Find Articles: Exhibit Examines Orientalism in America - Brief Article - in Art Business News, Feb, 2001 [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California hosted an interfaith art exhibit May, 2013 in Oakland, CA, curated by members of Christian, Jewish and Islamic groups, according to an article published May 9, 2013 by the San Jose Mercury News. The show is also featured in an article published on the website of Montclair Presbyterian Church. An article published April 29, 2015 in the Contra Costa Times covers the 2015 show. Also see an article published September 13, 2011 in Examiner.com. Accessed June, 2015


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Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists, by Fayeq Oweis (Google eBook). ABC-CLIO, 2008 - 306 pages. The rich history and culture of the Arab American people is found in the passionate works of its artists. Whether they be traditional media such as painting and calligraphy, or more sophisticated media such as digital work and installation, the pieces represent the beauty of heritage, the struggles of growing up in war-torn countries, the identity conflicts of female artists in male-dominated societies, and the issues surrounding migration to a Western culture very different from one's own. Book information courtesy of Google Books.


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