Georgetown Art Exhibition Features Women From UAE


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A contemporary art exhibition featuring works by women from the United Arab Emirates is coming to the Fathom Gallery in Georgetown from September 23 to October 14.

The show, titled While the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE, features a diverse group of female artists from across the UAE who span nationalities, generations and artistic styles. Their works examine how indoor social spaces, like the living room, can foster community-building among women. They are also a reflection of the experiences and environments that have shaped the artists as women. The exhibition is presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC in partnership with Dirwaza Curatorial Lab, an Abu Dhabi-based creative incubator.

While the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE opens on Friday, September 23 at 11:00AM, coinciding with the return of Georgetown’s Art All Night. As part of the Art All Night performances and activities with participating local businesses, the exhibition will remain open to visitors until 10:00PM on September 23. All are welcome to view the gallery and enjoy traditional Emirati coffee and dates. Free coloring books will be available for children.

The Georgetown Compass Coffee café will also be offering free coffee drinks at Art All Night until 9pm, courtesy of the UAE Embassy, as part of the exhibition’s grand opening.

Following Art All Night, the gallery is open daily from 11:00AM to 6:00PM through October 14 (with the exception of October 12 and 13) at the Fathom Gallery in Georgetown. Admission is free.

Uniquely positioned at the crossroads between East and West, the UAE has emerged in recent years as a global hub for the arts. It is home to world-class museums like the Louvre Abu Dhabi, unique galleries and performance spaces at the renowned Alserkal Avenue, and leading regional festivals like Art Dubai. Women are at the forefront of the UAE’s burgeoning cultural scene, leading a majority of the country’s art institutions.

From artists and scientists to poets and entrepreneurs, women in the UAE are blazing new trails and leading the Emirates forward. The exhibition celebrates and honors women who have contributed immensely to the development and progress of the UAE’s vibrant and diverse creative landscape.

For more information, visit: https://www.uae-embassy.org/culture-outreach/exhibitions.

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