Sandow Birk: American Qur'an Programs

The Gallery–Artist Relationship: A Conversation between Catharine Clark and Sandow Birk
Moderated by Jill Hartz, JSMA executive director and exhibition curator
Thursday, January 19, noon

Opening Reception
Sandow Birk American Qur’an
Friday, January 20
Members: 5 – 6 p.m.
Public: 6 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Tour with Sandow Birk
Saturday, January 21, 1 p.m.

Whose Qur’an?
Saturday, January 21, 2 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Sandow Birk; Rick Colby, Associate Professor, Religious Studies; UO student Awab A Al-rawe; and moderator Angela Joya, Assistant Professor, International Studies

Family Fun with Ceramics and Glazes
Instructor: Elyse Pignolet
Saturday, January 21
3-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/person
Learn about clay and glazes in this family-friendly workshop. California-based artist Elyse Pignolet will lead a demonstration on tile making and hand building techniques, and participants will spend the rest of the class period glazing ceramic tiles. Participants will be contacted after their glazed tile has been fired and ready for pick up. All materials provided. Ages 6 and up for this family-friendly activity.

Sandow Birk’s American Qur’an: A New Dawn for the Koran
Thursday, February 2, 5:30 p.m.
Lecture by Bruce B. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, Duke University, and Adjunct Professor, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakf University, Istanbul

Dancing in Damascus: Creativity, Resilience, and the Syrian Revolution
Friday, February 3, Book signing at 3 p.m., lecture follows at 3:30 p.m.
Lecture by miriam cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University.

CANCELLED: Who is Allah?
Lecture by Bruce B. Lawrence
Monday, February 6, 7:30 pm
This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Aesthetic Dimensions of Sandow Birk’s American Qur’an Project
Lecture by Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Cornell University
Friday, February 10, 5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

The American Muslim Experience
Saturday, February 11, 2 p.m.
Inspired by the special exhibition Sandow Birk: American Qur’an, University of Oregon Muslim students--Awab Al-Rawe, Fama Gedi, Myra Elide Jacquez, Alexander Reasoner, and Drew Williams--discuss the experiences that have impacted their identities as Muslims living and studying in the United States. The panel is moderated by Beth Robinson, JSMA’s conservator, who holds an M.S. in Conflict and Dispute Resolution from the UO Cres Department. NOTE: This program replaces the Humanities Conversation previously scheduled at this time.

Whose America? Stories of Immigration, Citizenship, & Religion
Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 p.m.
Panel discussion moderated by Chris Chavez, assistant professor, School of Journalism and Communication, and special guests.

Artist’s Lecture by Sandow Birk
Co-sponsored by Art Department Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Thursday, March 9, 6pm, Lawrence Hall

Sandow Birk’s American Qur’an
Friday, March 10, 5:30 p.m.; followed by conversation with Sandow Birk
Lecture by Zareena Grewal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, American Studies and Religious Studies, Yale University
Sponsored by Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities