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The 2020 Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art exhibition I Am Everybody explores the work of contemporary Egyptian painter and art historian Reda Abdelrahman.
On display February 29 – December 31, 2020
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Main Hall Gallery
Contemplating the impact of ancient Egyptian history on contemporary Western culture, I Am Everybody delves into the social, humanitarian, and environmental complexities that emerge out of these divergent histories. Using form and visual language, Abdelrahman considers his own emigration from Egypt to the United States and the everyman archetype to bridge communication and understanding across cultures.
Reda Abdelrahman (b. Egypt, 1966) studied the fine arts at the University of Mania. He received a master’s degree in mural painting at the Faculty of Fine Art, Cairo (1995) and earned a PhD in the same field from the University of Minya (1999). Since 2002, Abdelrahman has worked in art and public art, including 32 solo exhibitions in Egypt and countries around the world.
Celebrate I Am Everybody with one of these exciting participatory programs:
Opening Reception: Newhouse Center Spring Exhibitions: February 29 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Free
I Am Everybody: Ancient Techniques Workshop | March 7 | 11:00 AM | $10
I Am Everybody: Artist Talk with Dr. Reda Abdelrahman | April 4 | 11:00 AM | $10
I Am Everybody: Acrylic Monoprints Workshop | May 2 | 11:00 AM | $10
I Am Everybody: Interactive Painting Workshop | June 6 | 11:00 AM | $10
All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G). Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors). Free for Snug Harbor Members and students grades 6-12 with student ID.
Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
I Am Everybody is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.