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Art Thursday: Art and Heritage With Artist Helen Zughaib
Thursday, December 03, 2020, 7:00 PM
Helen Zughaib is a professional artist and resident of Foggy Bottom whose work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and the Arab world. Several months ago, she joined us from her studio to talk about her new work which has been done during the first few months of the lockdown. She is making a return to our Art Thursday series of presentations to introduce a film of an interview she had with staff of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in July of this year. Helen was one of three artists who have immigrated to the US from Asia and the Middle East invited to appear in conversation with museum staff on separate evenings to talk about their art, heritage, and coping with the present moment. In this interview Helen discusses her family’s experiences in Syria and Lebanon and exhibits a wide range of her works created over the years following her arrival in the US. She will be available to answer questions at the end of the video.
Helen's paintings are included in many private and public collections including the White House, World Bank, Library of Congress, US Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada, American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and the DC Art Bank collection. Her work has also been included in Art in Embassy exhibitions abroad including Brunei, Nicaragua, Mauritius, Iraq, Belgium, and Lebanon.