New Orleans, LA – September 10, 2007. The New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History (NOAAM) at 1418 Gov. Nicholls Street in New Orleans is hosting the International Muslim Artists Exhibition from October 13, 2007 toNovember 12, 2007. The opening reception is on October 13, 2007 at 6:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
The exhibition features diverse works by contemporary Muslim artists. Fifty paintings from more than a dozen artists from five different countries covering four continents will be on display. While some of these artists are still preserving beautiful traditional Islamic art styles such as calligraphy, geometric shapes and decorative leaves, other groups have embraced modern art schools and have found them more effective to express their feelings and ideas. Meanwhile, there are some artists who try to find common ground between the two groups, using the traditional Islamic elements in a modern art style to create a universal unique Islamic art. All three styles are represented in the IMAE2007.
The exhibition is curated by Haitham Eid. It is sponsored by the Center for African and African American Studies and the Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program at Southern University at New Orleans.
The New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission for adults is $8.00, Groups and seniors, $6.00, per person, and Students, $3.00.