Tampa Museum of Art showcases abstraction in the Arab World
83 Degrees, October 26, 2021

By Caitlin Albritton

Sometimes, all it takes is a series of connections to make big things happen.

That’s exactly how and why the exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s, is now open through Jan. 16, 2022, at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Organized by New York University’s Grey Art Gallery from the impressive collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, the TMA exhibit contains about 80 pieces of modern and contemporary art from a variety of Arab nations like Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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