Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Barjeel Foundation

The University of the Arts group was lead on a private tour of the Barjeel Foundation by gallery manager Mandy Merzaban. The Barjeel Foundation is working to introduce Arab Artists to the international contemporary art scene.

Gallery Manager Mandy Merzaban discusses a current exhibit with Michele Kishita and Lauren McCarty from the University of the Arts.

The group tours the multi-level facility and the variety of exhibits it offers.

Joe Girandola, Director of the UArts MFA in Studio Art Program, discusses the work of artist Layla Juma in front of her installation at the Barjeel Foundation. Juma is currently the Chairman of the Emirates Fine Art Society.