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Rania Matar (American [born Lebanon], born 1964), Brigitte and Huguette, Ghazir, Lebanon, 2014, archival pigment print on Baryta paper. The Anne and Hadlai Hull Fund 2019.100.1, © Rania Matar. All rights reserved. Courtesy of the Artist and Robert Klein Gallery

Virtual Artist Talk: From the Individual to the Collective: The Photography of Rania Matar

Rania Matar has dedicated her photographic practice to exploring deeply personal narratives, drawing upon her cross-cultural experiences as a Lebanese-born American artist and mother. Her work examines issues of individual and collective identity, frequently through photographs of girls and women in the United States and the Middle East. Working in collaboration with her subjects to create intimate, often emotionally charged portraits, she highlights transcendent human experiences and emphasizes underlying similarities rather than apparent differences. In doing so, her work provides insight into the complexity of women’s inner lives and relationships. Matar was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018.

This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. At 12PM, click here to join this event.

Generous support for this artist talk is provided by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation.

Ticketing Information

To attend this program: RSVP by calling (612) 870-6323 or, click here to reserve online to receive an email with the Zoom link for the program. If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app or join from your browser. Zoom works best on the Google Chrome browser. If you are having any trouble, contact our visitor experience team at visit@artsmia.org

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Can’t attend? This program will be recorded and posted here a day or two afterwards.

Rania Matar (American [born Lebanon], born 1964), Brigitte and Huguette, Ghazir, Lebanon, 2014, archival pigment print on Baryta paper. The Anne and Hadlai Hull Fund 2019.100.1, © Rania Matar. All rights reserved. Courtesy of the Artist and Robert Klein Gallery