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New York Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

New York Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:00am

Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

The exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.

Free Opening Reception and Activities
December 9, 6-8 pm

  • A concert of Arabic/jazz fusion will be presented by Palestinian musician and composer Tareq Abboushi, whose credits include music for the film West Bank-Brooklyn, theme music for WBAI’s radio show “Fen Meshnoon with Dean and Maysoon,” numerous recordings, and concerts at Symphony Space, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,and major international festivals, 6 pm.
  • Artist and activist Janet Braun-Reinitz, co-author with Jane Weissman of On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City (2009), will join Drs. Asher and Winter at the reception to discuss her work, 6:30 pm.
  • “Visions of Afghanistan,” a reading of a travel account from the 1930s by the Swiss author, journalist, and activist Annemarie Schwarzenbach, by Amy Winter, director and curator of the GT Museum, 7 pm.

Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College (CUNY)
Museum Hours: Monday - Thursday 11AM - 7PM, Saturday 11AM - 5PM
Museum Phone 718-997-4742

Learn more on the museum's site.

    Location

    Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College (CUNY)
    65-30 Kissena Boulevard 405 Klapper Hall
    11367 Flushing , NY