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Object Lesson with Ahmed Abdelazim

September 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Object Lesson | Ahmed Abdelazim | Fri. Sept 3, 2021 | 3 – 4 pm | LIVE on Zoom

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Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that will open wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection. This month we will hear from Cairo-based Ahmed Abdelazim talk about the John Grass Wood Turning Company’s balusters.

Portrait of Ahmed AbdelazimAhmed Abdelazim holds a BA in Architecture, MA in Islamic Art, MA in Anthropology (both from the American University in Cairo), and a current Ph.D. candidate in Art History at UW-Madison. Abdelazim’s work examines the material and visual culture of Egypt during the second half of the 20th century and is interested in the social life of objects and how discourses develop around them.




This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.


Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Senior Manager of Partnerships and Engagement at [email protected].




September 3, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Center for Art in Wood
(215) 923-8000
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The Center for Art in Wood
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Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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