Tampa Museum of Art wants viewers to see themselves through artist’s eyes during Arabic art exhibit
Fox 13 News, October 9, 2021
The largest collection of Arabic abstract art is currently on display in Tampa at the Tampa Museum of Art.
The exhibition called “Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s” contains pieces from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation. It features abstract art from the Arab nations, including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
“It’s really important for the community to have the opportunity to see a collection of artwork because it’s not just a representation of a moment, but it’s also a representation of a worldwide group of feelings,” explained Nina Womeldurf, director of marketing and communication at the Tampa Museum of Art.
Abstract art comes naturally to Arabic artists due to their cultural upbringing.