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Artist Talk by Mohamad Hafez—Preserving Memory and Loss

6:00 pm

An Invitation to the 2024 Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture and Events

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Harvard Art Museums warmly invite you to the 2024 Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture, Artist Talk by Mohamad Hafez—Preserving Memory and Loss, on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00pm-7:15pm at the Harvard Art Museums: https://harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/norma-jean-calderwood-lecture-artist-talk-by-mohamad-hafez-preserving-memory-and-loss

Focusing on the theme of preserving memory and loss, Syrian American artist Mohamad Hafez will speak about his profession and artistic career in light of changing political conditions—both in the United States and in the Middle East—over the last two decades.

In addition to the lecture, the Harvard Art Museums are offering three related programs:

  1. Close looking at Syrian artworks in the Art Study Center, Thursday, April 18:

10:00am-11:00am: https://harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/close-looking-islamic-era-syrian-works-from-the-museums-collections-2

11:00am-12:00pm: https://harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/close-looking-islamic-era-syrian-works-from-the-museums-collections

2. Drawing Workshop with Artist Mohamad Hafez, Thursday, April 18, 1:00pm-4:00pm:


3. Walking Tour of Boston’s Little Syria (off-site), Friday, April 19, 11:00am-12:45pm:


With best wishes,

Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım, Ph.D.

Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art

Janet O’Brien, Ph.D.

Calderwood Curatorial Fellow in South Asian and Islamic Art (2023-2025)

Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

Harvard Art Museums