USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

"Persian Visions" Opening Reception

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Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
USM Art Gallery, Gorham
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Carolyn Eyler
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Persian Visions image5 p.m.-5:45 p.m.:
Gallery talk by Robert Silberman, Persian Visions catalog essayist and visiting scholar.

A reception with Middle Eastern cuisine follows.

Robert Silberman

Robert Silberman is a visiting scholar in the Art Department and catalog essayist for the Persian Visions exhibition. He is Associate Professor of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Minnesota. He writes frequently on photography, film, and contemporary art for The Burlington Magazine and other publications.

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran

The USM Art Galleries is pleased to present 58 works of photography and video installations by Iran’s most celebrated photographers. The exhibition, displayed on two campuses, gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, while addressing public concerns. 

 Click here to view the Persian Visions catalog (external PDF)


Visiting Artist Talk: Anne Harris

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Friday, April 24 at 12 p.m.

Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham campus

Free and open to the public

Anne Harris is a figurative painter who finds her way to spectral worlds where webs of meaning, identities, lineages, and histories mesmerize rather than add up. Her presentation will include visual examples of her past and current work.

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