Art and a Movie: Raqqa Ceramics in Focus

2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Gallery Talk: Raqqa Ceramics in Focus  
2:00-2:30 p.m. 
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor

Margaret Graves, assistant professor of art history, will discuss a special installation of pottery from Al-Raqqa in northeastern Syria.

Movie: The Destruction of Memory (2016) 
3:00-5:00 p.m. 
IU Cinema

This documentary looks at how the destruction of cultural heritage (buildings, books, and art) has been utilized as a tool of war—today and in the past. Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East, will lead a discussion with the film's director after the film. 

This program is presented in partnership with IU Cinema and is sponsored in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talks and films are free and open to the public. 

Image: Syria, probably Raqqa. Large jar, late 12th or early 13th century. Composite body with molded decoration, glazed and luster-painted. Eskenazi Museum of Art 71.6.3