Talking Art Series comes to seasonal finale

Jahida Wehbe in performance. CREDIT: Courtesy: TCA Abu Dhabi
Jahida Wehbe in performance. CREDIT: Courtesy: TCA Abu Dhabi

To mark International Museum’s Day (May 18), the Talking Art Series on Saadiyat Island, the site of the forthcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi, will be hosting a panel discussion with Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of Musée du Louvre and prominent Algerian novelist Waciny Laredji.

On Wednesday, the discussion titled Universal Museums: From Enlightenment to Abu Dhabi will discuss the history of the Humanist concept of universality through museums. This talk will explore a Greek sphinx from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection in its historical context and representation, which reflects cross civilisations and a strong evidence of the human cultural exchange that goes beyond geography and borders.

It will be followed by performance by renowned singer Jahida Wehbe.

* Universal Museums: From Enlightment to Abu Dhabi will be taking place on Wednesday 21 May at 6.30pm at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Admission is free

Published: May 17, 2014 04:00 AM

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