Islamic Cultural Celebration Events


We hope that you will come to the following events that are intended to promote diversity and appreciation at MSU and Bozeman.

  1. Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration will run Thursday, March 2nd – April 4th in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery. 
  2. Dr. Barry Ferst, Professor of Philosophy at Carroll College will be speaking March 2nd  in Cheever 215 from 5:30 – 6:30 on the “Islamic Golden Age.” The lecture will be followed by a round-table discussion lead by Amanda Cater from Welcoming Bozeman in the HECG with refreshments till 8:30 pm.
  3. Nada Shabout, Art History Professor and Coordinator of Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas, will speak on March 30th in Cheever 215  from 5:30- 6:30 on “Contemporary Art from the Arab World: A Global Perspective.” The lecture will be followed by reception in the HECG with potluck food, refreshments and (hopefully) music till 8:30pm.
  4. Dr. Shabout  will present a second lecture in conjunction with the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies on Friday, March 31st in Cheever 215 from 1 -2 pm on “Archiving Cultural Identity and National Memory: Destruction, Loss and Rescue of Modern Iraqi Art.”
  5. Satellite shows will be in  Renne Library Showcase during March, exhibiting artifacts from the School of Art archives.  
  6. The work of Moroccan artist Abbès Saladi will be in the Dean’s Gallery in Cheever Hall through the Spring semester. 


More information on the speakers, artists,  and events are located under “Islamic Cultural Celebration” or click here.