Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

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Venue:FIU MMC - Green School Gallery (SIPA First Floor)

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Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is sponsored by FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, the Muslim World Studies Program and the Green School Arts & Humanities Initiative.

The exhibition features the artwork of Turquoise Mountain artisans, which was commissioned by the Green School for this project. This exhibition was produced under the guidance of the Turquoise Mountain Trust and the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The original exhibition opened on March 5, 2016 and runs until October 29, 2017.

The Green School would like to acknowledge the people and organizations that played a critical role in the original exhibition at the Sackler Gallery: the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Turquoise Mountain was founded by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and former President of Afghanistan H.E. Hamid Karzai to restore historic areas and traditional crafts and to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride. Along with Turquoise Mountain, we acknowledge His Royal Highness Prince Al Waleed bin Talal and Alwaleed Philanthropies for their long-term support of the Turquoise Mountain project.

All the videos in this exhibition were filmed on location in Afghanistan by Lalage Snow.

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