Scheherazade's Legacy-Posner Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Scheherazade's Legacy

Exhibit by Posner Center intern, Mary Grace Duncan
Spring 2005

This exhibit juxtaposed selected tales from the Arabian Nights, where women are the heroes of the story, with art created by women Carnegie Mellon art students. The contemporary painting, sculpture and textiles interpreted the themes of creativity, independence, and cunningness found in the tales – while drawing attention to women's diverse roles in Islamic cultures.

The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night title page  The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night cover

Photos: Posner Memorial Collection

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