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Najjar Abdul-Musawwir

Herbert Gentry: the man, the master, the magic  
Posted 2/14/13

Smithsonian Institution Collection Search Center Herbert Gentry : the man, the master, the magic Author: G.R. N'Namdi Gallery Subject: Gentry, Herbert 1919-2003 Physical description: 157 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm Type: Biography, Catalogs Place: France-Paris, Sweden-Stockholm, United States Date: 2008, 20th century Topic:  African American painters, Painting, Modern, Expatriate artists, Artists, African American art Call num... [more]

BLACK DETROIT/Visions of Our 44th President  
Posted 2/13/13 [more]

Ziarah Najjar by Hasnul J. Saidon  
Posted 2/11/13

Jiwa Halus (Fine Heart) ripples and reflections of Hasnul J Saidon May peace prevails upon all beings on the earth and beyond   FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2011 ZIARAH NAJJAR ABDUL-MUSSAWIR - FROM A PRISON CELL TO A MOSQUE IN KUALA KANGSAR When I took a picture of Najjar praying in the serene and sublime prayer hall under the majestic dome of the iconic Ubuddiyah mosque of Kuala Kangsar, I had to hold by breath... [more]

Najjar Abdul- Musawwir works to illustrate faith, culture, history through his art  
Posted 2/11/13

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2004 AT 3:51PM Artist Najaar Abdul- Musawwir said a woman once inquired about his work during a showing at a New York gallery. He said the question related not to the ideas present in the work or even what moved him to create it, but instead to the origin behind it.After mentioning his work relied somewhat on ideas pertaining to the Islamic faith, she had only one question for him."Why don't you do more work about us? The African American experience is enough to deal with,... [more]

10 Squared Exhibition At The LeRoy Neiman Art Center  
Posted 2/11/13

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Harlem World Magazine  100 ways of looking at the world opens at the LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem on November 30th, extending through the end of January, 2013. The exhibition – featuring 100 small, affordable works of art – kicks off the LeRoy Neiman Art Center’s festive holiday season with an opening reception on Friday, November 30th; works are for sale and will remain on display during the 2nd Annual Gift of Art Holiday Marketplace and other special events... [more]

The Power of Good Art  
Posted 2/11/13

Posted on December 15, 2011by carlosbarberena Written by Terrell Carter. Art can be a beautiful thing. It has the potential to be transformative, both aesthetically and practically. This is possible because certain art has certain power. It has the power to change. It has the power to change someone’s mood on a cloudy day. It has the power to amuse someone when they are not feeling lighthearted. But, it also has the power to educate. It can be used to expose things that have long been hidden. “... [more]

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir: The BlackArtistNews Interview 2011  
Posted 2/11/13

ON THE EVE OF HIS EXHIBIT VOICE FROM A CREATIVE SOUL AT THE AFRICA INTERNATIONAL HOUSE USA/CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART & CULTURE IN CHICAGO, ARTIST/EDUCATOR NAJJAR ABDUL-MUSAWWIR SPOKE CANDIDLY ABOUT ART, LIFE AND GOOD TIMES. Najjar Abdul-Musawwir. Courtesy of the artist. When internationally acclaimed artist, teacher and self-described “community cultural worker” Najjar Abdul-Musawwir speaks, he does so with jazzed dexterity. He rhythmically riffs off a question with perfect pitch and studied precision;  his tone gracefully responds to the moment by eit... [more]

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