Daoud Family Lectureship: “Fantasmic Objects”

Dr. Kirsten Scheid, author of Fantasmic Objects:  Art and Sociality from Lebanon, 1920-1950, offers a striking study of both modern art in Lebanon and modern Lebanon through art on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in Towsley Leture Hall, Norris Center.

Dr. Scheid will speak about her book and its accompanying exhibition, which focuses on the careers of Moustapha Farrouk, Omar Onsi, and their student Saloua Raouda Choucair.  Scheid traces an emerging sense of what it means to be Lebanese through the evolution of new exhibition, pedagogical, and art-writing practices.  She reveals that art and artists helped found the nation during French occupation, as the formal qualities and international exhibitions of nudes and landscapes in the 1930s crystalized notions of modern masculinity, patriotic femininity, non-sectarian religiosity, and citizenship.

Sponsored by The Daoud Family Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies.  Free.  Open to the public.

Questions?  Contact Religious Studies.

Posted on Wednesday, April 03, 2024 by Linda Clawson (LClawson@albion.edu)