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A new exhibition of the Kiev Judaica Collection, "Hebrew Printing in the Orient" presents books and typography across a vast non-western panorama: from the Maghreb to the Far East, from Central Asia to India, and from Southern Africa to the Antipodes.The first such exhibit of this material in nearly 90 years, it traces the introduction of movable type outside of Europe by Jewish exiles from Spain, who established a Hebrew press at Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1493, through the establishment of presses at Salonika in Ottoman Greece (the earliest printing on the territory of Greece) and at Fez in Morocco (the first press on the continent of Africa). Examples of the subsequent spread of Hebrew printing in different parts of the Middle East and Asia are drawn from the holdings of the Kiev Collection. Among the rarities are Hok le-Yisrael (Cairo, 1740), one of the first books ever printed in Egypt, and Zer‘a Yitshak (Tunis, 1768), the first book in any language printed in Tunisia. Included in the display are texts in various languages using the Hebrew alphabet, such as Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish, apart from Hebrew and Aramaic.
The Other 90 Percent: Works from the GW Permanent Collection   ( 10:00 AM Mar 16 - 5:00 PM Jun 3 )
Museums can often only show a fraction of their collections at any time, even with dedicated space. With roughly 10 percent of works on view at once, in many museums the other 90 percent of works stay in storage for years. The George Washington Universitys Permanent Collection is no exception: it has over 4,000 works of art, some of which have never been exhibited. This exhibition highlights the 90 percent: paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures that have not been on view in over 20 years, or have not been seen since they entered the collection. Works in the exhibition include Norman Rockwells Portrait of a Man; Margaretta Peales portrait of Joseph Getchell Binney, D.D., an administrator from the universitys early years; photography from N. Jay Jaffee, Barbara Morgan and Andy Warhol; and drawings by Philip Pearlstein and Manon Cleary, which are part of a beautiful collection of nudes. The exhibition also complements an upcoming exhibition, Expansive Visions: Works from the GW Permanent Collection, opening in the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum later in the Spring. The Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery provided partial funding for the exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Friday, June 3, 2016 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information: Image: Norman Rockwell, Portrait of a Man (detail), c. 1929, oil on canvas, 34 x 20 inches. Gift of Frank B. Hand, Jr.
Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia   ( 10:00 AM Oct 10 2015 - 5:00 PM May 29 )
Under Soviet political rule, artists across Central Asia created images that both embraced modernity and idealized the past. This exhibition examines the socialist realist art movement in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and others areas of Central Asia, pairing twentieth-century paintings with examples of the traditional textiles they depict. Organized in partnership with GW's Central Asia Program. Learn more about the exhibition and plan a visit.
"Light It Up Blue" at GW   ( 12:00 AM Apr 2 - 12:00 AM Apr 30 )
On April 2, landmarks across the world will be illuminated in blue to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. GW will join this global effort…and keep our campus lit for the entire month of April! 2016 will mark the fifth consecutive year GW will "Light It Up Blue" for autism awareness. Developed by Autism Speaks, and championed on campus by the GW Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (AND) Institute, "Light It Up Blue" aims to raise awareness and increase support for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with autism.
Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora   ( 10:00 AM Apr 16 - 5:00 PM Sep 4 )
In this juried and invitational exhibition, forty-four artists share personal and universal stories of migration—from historic events that scattered communities across continents to today’s accounts of migrants and refugees adapting to a new homeland. Co-organized with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and with assistance from GW’s Diaspora Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Learn more at
Melinda Power is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Date: 04/29/16 Time: 1130am-100pm Location: Conference Room, 950 New Hampshire Ave NW, 5th Floor All are welcome and students are encouraged to RSVP for the seminar which qualifies for professional enhancement hours.
Weekly seminar series covering various research topics in chemistry and related fields. Free! Members of the GW community, alumni, and visitors welcome. This week's guest speaker will be Alan Goldman from Rutgers University.
George Washington University's chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for the field of public affairs and administration, will induct honorees from the MPP, MPA, and PhD programs who have a minimum 3.7 grade point average and 21 completed credit hours on Friday, April 29 at 6p.m. in the City View Room (1957 E Street NW). Admittance is by invitation only. Pi Alpha Alpha is a national organization with chapters at over 250 universities and colleges throughout the United States. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and reward scholarship, accomplishment, and service in the fields of public policy and administration. George Washington's chapter was established in 1977, and there are currently over 1000 distinguished members, including faculty, MPA/MPP alumni, and honorary inductees.
Join The Doc Center and Docs in Progress for a Work in Progress screening this Friday, April 29th, at 7:00 in room B07 of the SMPA building. Featured films include two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lucian Perkins' "Joseph's House" - which Doc Center Director Nina Seavey has been acting as Story Editor - and Timothy Allan's "Women in Film: On Screen and Off."

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