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A Conversation with Humaira Abid at PAFA

February 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


A Conversation with Humaira Abid, Jennifer-Navva Milliken Artistic Director, (The Center for Art in Wood), and Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art (PAFA) | Sat, February 8 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM  | $15, free for members of the Center and PAFA at the Rhoden Arts Center, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts

Artist Humaira Abid’s life and passion has been to use her artistic language to expose taboos and their harmful effects on society. In her current exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood, Abid transports visitors into a concurrent reality, one in which tens of millions of people worldwide have had to flee their homes, a troubling narrative she conveys through a collection of carvings and paintings. In conversation with Artistic Director Jennifer-Navva Milliken and Curator of Contemporary Art Jodi Throckmorton, Abid will highlight how contemporary artists can engage with tradition while also subverting it to address societal problems, taboos, stereotyping, and oppression.

To register for tickets click HERE.

For more information or questions please contact Abby King, Assistant Director of Adult Programs, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, aking@pafa.edu or 215-391-4806.


February 8, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


The Center for Art in Wood
Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts


Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts
Rhoden Arts Center Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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