Sharjah Art Museum is opening the UAE’s first exhibition dedicated to the lifetime work of award-winning Kuwaiti artist Thuraya Al-Baqsami. Lasting Impressions: Thuraya Al-Baqsami is running from October 11, 2017, to December 16, 2017, and is the eighth edition of the Lasting Impressions exhibition series that pays homage to the region’s most influential artists.
Bringing together more than 200 of Thuraya’s paintings, posters, drawings, and illustrations that date back to the 1960s, the exhibit will take visitors on a journey through her life, as well as showcase her visual interpretation of events that affecting the region, including the Gulf War.
Thuraya has held 60 solo exhibitions worldwide and taken part in more than 250 collective exhibitions throughout her long career.
Hosted by Sharjah Art Museum and guest-curated by Monira Al-Qadiri, the exhibition brings together pieces from public and private collections throughout the region and beyond. The collection coincides with the launch of a new book and documentary about the artist’s long career.
For more information visit the Sharjah Museums website.