Mellon Artist Residency
“Islamic Calligraphy in Art and History,” a lecture and exhibition by lauded calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya.
Wednesday, March 20
Lecture: 6:00 p.m., Thomas Hall 224
Followed by reception and exhibition: 7:30 p.m.
London Room, Thomas Hall, Bryn Mawr College
Free and open to the public.
Regarded as the preeminent ambassador of the art of Islamic calligraphy in America, Mohamed Zakariya is widely known for his design of the “Eid Greetings” U.S. postage stamps. His work has been featured around the world, including his 2011 solo exibition, An Eloquent Eye: Recent Works by Mohamed Zakariya, at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
Part of the Mellon Creative Residency “The Living Art of Islamic Calligraphy,” organized by Manar Darwish and the Bi-Co Arabic Program, History of Art and the Middle East Programs. Supported by the Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies Program.