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Contemporary Emirati Art Exhibit Makes Final American Stop at UK’s Bolivar Gallery

Whitney Hale, Jennifer Sciantarelli, Monique McSween | April 11, 2016 | University of Kentucki


First major touring exhibit of contemporary Emirati art makes final stop at UK’s Bolivar Gallery

March 19, 2016 | Richmondregister.com


First major touring exhibit of contemporary Emirati art makes final stop at UK’s Bolivar Gallery

Whitney Hale, Jennifer Sciantarelli, Monique McSween | March 10, 2016 | uknow.uky.edu


Art Exhibit from United Arab Emirates now at Robert Morris University Illinois State Street Art Gallery in Chicago

Nancy Donohoe | February 14, 2016 | Patch.com


Robert Morris University Illinois State Street Gallery Presents Past Forward: Contemporary Art From The Emirates, Today

Visual Arts News Desk | January 11, 2016 | Broadwayworld.com


Contemporary Art from the Emirates Coming to Broad Museum in Michigan

October 17, 2015 | widewalls.ch


Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates Reception and Panel

September 29, 2015 | lansing.org


MSU museum features UAE modern art exhibit

September 3, 2015 | arabamericannews.com


Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates

August 27, 2015 | artbahrain.org


Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates

June 28, 2015 | Eastern Washington University


Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates

June 17, 2015 | spokane7.com


Inside the Dubai home studio of Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais

Anna Seaman | June 7, 2015 | The National


Art As Diplomacy, When Art Becomes The Ambassador #PastForward

Iman Ben Chaibah | June 6, 2015 | Sail By The Masses


Past Forward in Spokane, Washington

UAE Embassy in Washington, DC | May 22, 2015 | Facebook.com


Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates Reception and Panel

May 16, 2015 | inlander.com


MAC exhibit showcases contemporary works from United Arab Emirates

Carolyn Lamberson | May 16, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review


The MAC’s “Past Forward” exhibit has the potential to move cultural mountains

Carrie Scozzaro | May 13, 2015 | inlander.com


Contemporary Emirati art tours US

May 5, 2015 | The Arab Weekly


Past Forward Los Angeles

March 25, 2015 | Embassy of the United Arab Emirates – Washington, DC


Past Forward

Rebecca Anne Proctor | March-April 2015 | Harper’s Bazaar


LA Art Show 2015

Gayle Anderson and Nancy Cruz | January 14, 2015 | ktla.com


UAE exhibit at L.A. Art Show a portrait of a rapidly changing region

Deborah Vankin | January 10, 2015 | Los Angeles Times


Last Chance to Catch Contemporary Work From UAE

Anne Bothwell | December 1, 2014 | artandseek.net


Cultural Diplomacy In The Gallery; War Clichés

By Lyndsay Knecht | November 28, 2014 | Kera Newsroom


Past and Present

November, 2014 | Etihad Inflight Magazine


Dallas gallery picks of the month encompass art from Miami to United Arab Emirates

By Kendall Morgan | November 14, 2014 | Culture Map Dallas


Meridian International Center and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Showcase Emirati Art in Texas

Press Release | November 10, 2014 | meridian.org


Artspace 111 presents Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates reception

November 7, 2014 | CultureMap Dallas


Next Stop – Texas

By Matthew Larson | November 4, 2014 | The LEAD


Meridian International Center and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Launch Major Cultural Diplomacy Program in Fort Worth, Texas

Media Advisory | October 29, 2014 | meridian.org


Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates

October 13, 2014 | Dallas Art Dealers Association


Contemporary works from the United Arab Emirates to highlight L.A. Art Show

By Jessica Gelt | October 11, 2014 | LA Times


Emirati Artist Zeinab Alhashemi Combines Her Experience in Graphic Design with Her Love for Art

By Anna Seaman | 22 July 2014 | The National


Building Diplomacy Through Past Forward Exhibit at Meridian International Center

By Chris Herman | 21 July 2014 | Diplomatic Courier


In the Galleries: Music and art collide with a pop

By Mark Jenkins | 2 July 2014 | The Washington Post


‘Past Forward’ exhibit showcases contemporary Emirati art

By Miranda Katz | 6 June 2014 | Washington Diplomat’s Diplomatic Pouch (Blog)


Meridian International Center Host 1st Emirati Touring Art Exhibit

28 May 2014 | K Street Kate (Blog)


Emirati Artwork Tours the U.S. to Open Cultural Dialogue

By Sarah Vining | 26 May 2014 | Pamela’s Punch (Blog)


Past Forward Opening

By Tony Powell | 22 May 2014 | Washington Life (Online Photos)


Past Forward: UAE Art in DC

By Naser Abu Diab | 29 May 2014 | Dubai TV (Broadcast)
This Arabic-language TV broadcast piece features the exhibit launch and artwork. It includes interviews with Dr. Curtis Sandberg and two of the visiting artists, Zeinab Al Hashemi and Maitha Al Mehairb, who talked about their artwork.


متنقل إماراتي فني معرض أول .. أميركا

27 May, 2014 | Sky News Arabia (Broadcast)
This Arabic-language TV broadcast piece features the exhibit and artwork and also discusses the public programming aspect with artists conducting workshops. The interviews are with Zeinab Al Hashemi, Noor Al Suwaidi and Dr. Curtis Sandberg.


واشنطن في متجول إماراتي معرض .. قدماً الماضي

26 May 2014 | Al Arabiya (Broadcast)
This Arabic-language TV broadcast piece includes information about the exhibit and Ambassador Al Otaiba’s remarks during the launch. The interviews are with artists Zeinab Al Hashemi and Maitha Al Mehairbi about their work in addition to Noor Al Suwaidi talking about the exhibit


فنون معاصرة من الإمارات في واشنطن

25 May 2014 | Al Bayan
This is the Arabic-language WAM press release describing the launch of the exhibition, including quotes from speakers and information about the sponsors.


العتيبة مانع يوسف

25 May 2014 | Al Sharq Al Awsat
This Arabic-language piece briefly mentions the Ambassador’s attendance at the exhibition.


واشنطن في المعاصرة الإمارات فنون

25 May 2014 | Al Khaleej
This is the Arabic-language WAM press release describing the launch of the exhibition, including quotes from speakers and information about the sponsors.


First-ever exhibition of contemporary Emirati art held in the United States

25 May 2014 | Emirates News Agency (WAM)


افتتاح أول معرض للفنون الإماراتية المعاصرة في أميركا

24 May, 2014 | Al Ittihad
This is the Arabic-language WAM press release describing the launch of the exhibition, including quotes from speakers and information about the sponsors.


First-ever exhibition of contemporary Emirati art held in the United States

24 May 2014 | Gulf Today


US is given artists’ impressions of UAE life with traveling exhibition

By Taimur Khan | 22 May 2014 | The National


EWU Honors Guests from the UAE

21 May 2014 | Global.weu.edu


Past Forward: Emirati art in the USA

By Anna Seaman | 21 May 2014 | Thenational.aep


Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates

By Hind Mezaina | 21 May 2014 | The Culturist (Blog)


Past Forward: Emirati art in the USA

By Anna Seaman | 20 May 2014 | The National (Blog)


For media inquiries please contact Monique McSween at mmcsween@meridian.org or 202-939-5882