Syria and the arts

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If you are folprotecting-mihrab-640lowing the distressing situation in Syria, we recommend that you take a look at the art blog Hyperallergic. In collaboration with the news site Syria Deeply, the editors of Hyperallergic have started a series of posts on Syria that explore the visual and cultural responses to the crisis in Syria.¬† Their first post delves into the issue of art, education and therapy for children living in the Syrian refugee camps. Their most recent post addresses the International Council of Museums “The Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk.”13

Our Heghnar Watenpaugh, professor of Art History here at UC Davis and scholar of Syrian architecture and urban history, has also contributed to the conversations on the Syrian crisis and its impact on Syrian culture. We have linked her contributions to the SAH Blog (Society of Architectural Historians) and interviews on NPR at the Department of Art and Art History’s news page.

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