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Everyday Art: Islamic Contribution to American Arts


 

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Liberal Arts and School of Architecture will welcome Hussein Rashid, visiting Professor at Hofstra University, to the campus next week for a discussion on “Everyday Art: Islamic Contribution to American Arts.” 

Rashid will explore the Islamic impact on American popular culture using examples from multiple communities and time periods throughout American history.  “It is important for us to create and share new educational experiences and learning opportunities,” said Robert Hower, Chairman of the Department of Art & Art History in the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts. “This forum will enhance student research and pursuit of new knowledge.”

Islamic influence on popular music, dance, architecture, literature and other arts can be seen in everyday American life. But this rich, diverse culture is among the most misunderstood in the United States, scholars say. The forum will be held at 7p.m. Thursday, April 12th, in the Architecture Building, Room 204, 601 W. Nedderman Dr.