YEAR IN ART


2021


MARCH

Iridescence—A Celebration
Earth into Art—The Flowering of American Art Pottery

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, FL

Art Encounters: Community or Chaos
ReOrienting the Gaze
The Place as Metaphor: Collection Conversations
Rania Matar: On Either Side of the Window, Portraits During COVID-19
The Place as Metaphor: Collection Conversations
Drawing Connections: Inside the Minds of Italian Masters

Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL

Art In Bloom
A Boundless Drop To A Boundless Ocean
Voices & Conversations
American Journey: Two Centuries Of Art And Culture
Louis Dewis: An Artist’s Life In France

Orlando Museum of Art, FL

American Artists in the Southwest
American Paintings and Drawings from the Melanson Holt Collection
Alice Aycock: Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes

The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL

JULY

Beyond Van Gogh
TCF Center, Detroit

Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête
The Drawing Center, NYC

AUGUST

Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities
Almost a Remembrance: Belle Greene’s Keats
Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection
Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection
Recent Acquisitions: Modern and Contemporary Drawings and Prints
Collections Spotlight
J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library

The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC

Open Call 2021
The Shed, NYC

Re/Projections
Off the Record
The Hugo Boss Prize 2020: Deana Lawson, Centropy
Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural
Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after Abstract Expressionism

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Summer Reading
Imperfect Archiving/Archiving as Practice
2020 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards
Con mi abecedario a cuestas, Aurora De Armendi

Center for Book Arts, NYC

Dave McKean: Black Dog
Philippe Labaune Gallery, NYC

Julie Mehretu: A Decade of Printmaking At Gemini G.E.L.
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, NYC

Palestine Reading Room 
Chinatown Soup, NYC

Hassan Hajjaj: VOGUE, The Arab Issue
Adrienne Raquel: ONYX
Miles Aldridge: Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn. Photographs 1999 to 2020
Tom of Finland: The Darkroom
Pixy Liao: Your Gaze Belongs to Me

Fotografiska, NYC

Craft Front & Center
Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times
Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy
45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now
The Fisher Dollhouse: A Venetian Palazzo in Miniature

Museum of Arts and Design, NYC

Julie Mehretu
Making Knowing: Craft in Art
Dawoud Bey: An American Project
Dave McKenzie: The Story I Tell Myself
The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Asif Mian: RAF: Prosthetic Location
Sydney Shen: Strange But True
Art As Social Action: 10 Years of Social Practice Queens
The Queens Teens: Overcoming, Adapting, and Resisting

Queens Museum, NYC

Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey
Icons: Framing Images of Black Women on Movie Posters
An Act of Seeing: Barry Jenkins’s The Gaze

Museum of the Moving Image, NYC


2020


JANUARY  

Halal Metropolis
Stamelos Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn, MI 

FEBRUARY 

Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes
Holding House, Detroit, MI

MARCH

Brotherville – Farah Al-Qasimi
David Adamany Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

The Armory Show
Pier 90-94, NYC

“I open my eyes and see myself under a tree laden with fruit that I cannot name.”
Warren Lehrer: Books, Animation, Performance, Collaboration
Remembering Walter Hamady: Selections from The Perishable Press
Center for Book Arts, NYC

Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Arabesque – Rayyane Tabet
Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NYC

Rayyane Tabet – Alien Property 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Student Projects On Nature
Face Values: Exploring Artificial Intelligence
Wyss Institute Selects
Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master
Nature By Design: Selections From The Permanent Collection
Contemporary Muslim Fashions

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC

SEPTEMBER

Future Present: Design in A Time of Urgency 
Science Gallery Detroit, MI

Guests of Honor: Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

NOVEMBER

PICTURE ID: Contemporary African American Works on Paper
The Bauhaus Experiment: Art & Design from the Toledo Museum of Art
Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change
Telling Stories: Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing
Intersections (Anila Quayyum Agha)

Toledo Museum of Art, OH

DECEMBER

soft powers: A Solo Exhibition by Yasmine Nasser Diaz
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI


2019


FEBRUARY

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future
R. H. Quaytman: + x, Chapter 34
Thannhauser Collection

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

The Frick Collection, NYC

Infinite Blue
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection
The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago
Decorative Arts and Period Rooms
Brooklyn Museum, NYC

MAY

Artists of the Arab Migration 
Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI

PROOF: A Print Exhibit
Downriver Council For The Arts, Wyandotte, MI

JUNE

Locating the Unknown
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

JULY

Poetry Is Not A Luxury
The Reverse of Landscape: Catalina De La Cruz
Sanctuary

Center for Book Arts, NYC

Whitney Biennial
The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965
Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas
Panorama of the City of New York
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
World’s Fair Visible Storage
Queens Museum, NYC

Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection
Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story
Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Saint Jerome
Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography
Camp: Notes On Fashion
Dutch Masterpieces At The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Halal Metropolis
Indus Detroit, MI

SEPTEMBER

Halal Metropolis
Bank Suey, Hamtramck, MI

Elemental
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

OCTOBER

Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NYC

NOVEMBER

Once There Was and Once There Was Not
The Art of Weeping by Mary Hazboun 

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

A Century In Flux
Sharjah Art Museum, U.A.E.

Osamu Tezuka, the God of Manga
Modern Art Collection 
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Takis
Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress
A Short Century: MACBA Collection
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

Feminisms!
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain 

Camera and City
In Free Fall 
CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain


2018


MARCH

Rock//Paper//Paintbrush >>Revisited
Padzieski Art Gallery, Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI

Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Museum of the Moving Image, NYC

American Museum of Natural History, NYC

APRIL

Dearborn Public Schools Art Teacher Art Show
Rotunda Gallery, Henry Ford Centennial Library, Dearborn, MI

Arty Party Pop-up
Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI

Art/Word/Image
José Carlos Teixeira: ON EXILE

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI

MAY

Mihrab: Portraits of Arab Muslim Women by Hend Al-Mansour
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

JUNE

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX

Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio
Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, Houston, TX

Contemporary Portraiture 
Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI

SEPTEMBER

Star Wars and the Power of Costume
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

OCTOBER

Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain

Museu d’Historia de Barcelona, Spain

MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface
A Short Century: MACBA Collection

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain

Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

FC Barcelona Museum, Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

Stanley Kubrick 
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain

NOVEMBER

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI


2017


APRIL

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

MARCH

Rock>Paper>Paintbrush
Downriver Council For The Arts, Wyandotte, MI

JUNE

Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

JULY

Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art in Dearborn
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

AUGUST

Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI

SEPTEMBER

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Exhibition 1
Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, NYC

The Palace Of Arts, Cairo, Egypt

Museum Of Modern Egyptian Art, Cairo, Egypt

Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum, Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

OCTOBER

Eight Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection
Partitions et Couleurs: Hommage à Amine El Bacha
Beirut Caoutchouc
Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon

THEM: Objects of Separation, Hate and Violence
Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

Monet: Framing Life
Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

NOVEMBER

American Landscape: An Exploration of Art & Humanity by Nabil Mousa
168:01: An Installation by Wafaa Bilal

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI