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RUPI KAUR ON KAHLIL GIBRAN
In promotion of A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, New York Times bestselling poet Rupi Kaur speaks about the influence of Kahlil Gibran on her own creative expression and perform two of her poems on the experiences of immigration. Kaur recently wrote the foreword to the Penguin Classics Edition of Gibran’s The Prophet. She is the author of three collections of poetry, including home body published in 2020.
Image via Instagram/@rupikaur_, photographed by Amrita Singh
INTERVIEW WITH MARJAN KAMALI
This interview with Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop, will touch upon key themes shared between her work and the exhibition—including the long shadow of history and the cultural dimensions of the immigrant experience. After watching the interview, be sure to sign up for the OMA Book Club’s virtual discussion of The Stationery Shop on April 9.
Cultural Conversations: Reflections on A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean
A series of virtual presentations by distinguished speakers Select Sundays, February – April
FEBRUARY 7: Liana Aghajanian, Journalist
“Strange Orchards, Familiar Fruit: The Hidden Legacy of Armenian Food in America”
Through several stories from Aghajanian's ongoing project, "Dining in Diaspora," this presentation will explore the Armenian experience in America through food over the last century and the unseen ways in which the genocide, exile, and survival of Armenians impacted and changed culinary heritage in the U.S.
A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean was conceived as an exhibition spread across galleries at OMA and the American University in Cairo. Dr. Shiva Balaghi, the lead curator of this exhibition, will “visit” several featured artists in their studios. She will moderate a conversation about their artistic practices, the connection between form and meaning in their artworks, and the ways their art relates to the thematics of this exhibition
Celebrate the Persian New Year with virtual options including a talk by Dr. Amy Malek (College of Charleston) on the significance of Nowruz, a Nowruz themed craft activity led by Dr. Neda Maghbouleh (University of Toronto), a poetry workshop by Dr. Persis Karim (SFSU), and storytime featuring Adib Khorram’s newly released story book illustrated by Zainab Faidhi, Seven Special Somethings: A Nowruz Story. WATCH HERE »
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