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Art Exhibition: Persepolis: Word & Image

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
10:00am – 4:30pm

Repeats weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until 03/13/2014.

Storrs Campus
William Benton Museum of Art

Persepolis: Word & Image
A UConn Reads Exhibition

Inspired by both the format and content of Perseoolis, the graphic novel and coming-of-age memoir by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: Word & Image draws from the Benton's permanent collection to present some of the ways that text and art have functioned historically. Also featured are works on loan from several contemporary Iranian artists, including Pouran Jinchi, Shirin Neshat, Afarin Rahmanifar, and Hadieh Shafie, for whom text is intrinsic to their practice.

Pictured here: Pouran Jinchi. Untitled 18 (Entropy Series) (detail), 2012. Acrylic and ink on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Leila Heller Gallery.

Feb 12, 12:30 pm
Artist Talk with Afarin Rahmanifar

Feb 28, 5-7 pm
The Salon at The Benton: Art and Conversation
Herstory and Memory. Connecting with UConn Reads, Persepolis, and Women's History Month

Mar 4, 12:30 pm
Gallery Talk in French with docent Nancy Silander 

Persepolis: Word & Image is supported by the UConn Reads Steering Committee and Leila Heller Gallery, NYC.

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Admission Fee: Free


Diane Lewis 860-486-1705

William Benton Museum of Art

Benton Museum of Art (primary), Art & Art History, Asian American Studies Institute, Dramatic Arts, UConn Master Calendar, UConn Reads

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