W20 Stiffler - AMCULT 330 / ARABAM 330 - Camels, Kabobs, and Kahlil Gibran: Arab American Cultural Studies

A small group of adults and children stand amidst rubble watching a construction vehicle. All have their backs to the camera except one boy in a striped shirt who turns to the left.
Leonard Freed
Easter in Jerusalem, 1968
gelatin silver print on paper
9 ½ in x 7 ⅜ in (24.13 cm x 18.73 cm);9 ½ in x 6 ⅝ in (24.13 cm x 16.83 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
A man with dark hair and white, button-down shirt raises his arms up and out, right hand closed. Men in suits and ties sit along a light wall behind him. A young man wearing a white shirt with sleeves rolled sits at the standing man's immediate right.
Leonard Freed
Men dance at an Arab wedding, Israel, 1968
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm);7 ⅛ in x 10 ½ in (18.1 cm x 26.67 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
This painting shows a scene set in a courtyard with high white walls that is open to the sky. Beyond the wall there is flowering vegetation, tall trees and a tower with a balustrade with keyhole shaped openings. There are two clay pots resting on top of the wall and an oriental style carpet hanging over one side. Within this courtyard, there are three women who are looking at two small leopards that wear metal chains and stand in a keyhole shaped opening of the far right wall. The women, grouped together on the far left side, are wearing 19th century Moroccan dress, including richly embroidered, garments, headscarves and shoes. There is bright sunlight streaming into the room which creates shadows on the walls and floor.
Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant
Courtyard in the Sultan's Palace
oil on panel
3 ft. 11 3/8 in. x 31 1/8 in. (120.33 x 79.06 cm);4 ft. 8 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. x 2 in. (142.88 x 102.24 x 5.08 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
In this print a woman stands leaning against a mirror on her left, which shows her reflection. The woman is topless, wearing only a long necklace and billowing, striped pants. The floor is patterned with diagonal crossing lines forming diamond shapes. There is a checkered patterned arm chair in the background, as well as drapery and a doorway.
Henri Matisse
Odalisque à la culotte rayée, reflectée dans la glace
lithograph on paper
25 1/8 in x 18 3/4 in (63.82 cm x 47.63 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm);25 3/16 in x 18 7/8 in (63.98 cm x 47.94 cm);15 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in (40.01 cm x 29.85 cm)
Museum Purchase
Eugène Delacroix
Lionne déchirant la poitrine d'un arabe
soft-ground etching with roulette on paper
8 7/16 in x 11 1/8 in (21.43 cm x 28.26 cm);8 7/16 in x 11 1/8 in (21.43 cm x 28.26 cm);9 11/16 in x 12 11/16 in (24.61 cm x 32.23 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm)
Museum Purchase
This black and white print shows an outdoor setting with two men, one reclining and facing the viewer, the other seated with his legs drawn into his chest and gazing out to the right. They are dressed in robes and wear Arabic headdresses ("Guhtra"). There are rifles at their sides. In the background on the right are two men, one riding a horse, who walk toward a group of buildings in the distance. There is a French inscription below this scene that identifies the artist, title and publisher of the print.
Eugène Delacroix
Arabes d'Oran
etching, drypoint and roulette laid down on woven plate paper
6 15/16 in x 8 1/2 in (17.62 cm x 21.59 cm);6 15/16 in x 8 1/2 in (17.62 cm x 21.59 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 1/4 in (36.51 cm x 48.89 cm);10 7/8 in x 15 11/16 in (27.62 cm x 39.85 cm)
Museum Purchase
Agnes Tait
The Aristocrat
lithograph on paper
9 ⅞ in x 13 ½ in (25.08 cm x 34.29 cm)
Gift of Adelaide A. Adams
This photograph is a portrait of a middle-aged man. His hairline has receded and his remaining hair and beard have turned gray. He looks into the camera lens; his dark-colored shirt disappears into the dark background. Persian calligraphy is inscribed subtly over his skin.
Shirin Neshat
digital pigment print on paper
24 in x 15 1/2 in (60.96 cm x 39.37 cm);26 in x 17 1/2 in (66.04 cm x 44.45 cm)
Gift of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
A color photograph featuring a soldier's back on the left, rifle prominent, and a young girl in a yellow dress on the right. She holds a hand and stares at the viewer. In the background, a man holds his arms up in front of another soldier.
Peter Turnley
The War in Iraq, Near Basra, Iraq, 2003
archival pigment print on paper
13 ½ in x 20 in (34.29 cm x 50.8 cm);20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
Gift of Kathleen Lauster and Jarir Derouach
David Roberts
Grand Entrance to the Mosque of the Sultan Hassan
color lithograph, laid down on cardboard
19 1/8 in. x 12 13/16 in. ( 48.6 cm x 32.5 cm )
Gift of Carol Hubert
Three male figures and three camels stand in or near the threshold of a stone portal. The three men face the viewer while the camels are in three-quarter turns facing the left-hand edge of the photograph.
Felix Bonfils
Zion Gate, Jerusalem
albumen print on paper
14 in x 10 15/16 in (35.56 cm x 27.78 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Marc Chagall
Arabian Nights. Pl. 3. Kamar Al-Zaman and the Jeweler's Wife. "Then he spent the night with her embracing and clipping..."
color lithograph on paper
17 in x 13 in (43.18 cm x 33.02 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Stevens


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