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Pakistan explorer to speak at Toledo Museum of Art

TOLEDO: Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, a University of Toledo emeritus professor of both humanities and thoracic/cardiovascular surgery, will give a free lecture about the history of Pakistan at the Toledo Museum of Art Jan. 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Little Theater. Hussain is also an Op-Ed columnist for the Toledo Blade.

In Pakistan, the distance between Attock to Peshawar is merely 80 kilometers but the area is embedded with ancient and recent history. From the Vedic age (1500 BCE) to the arrival of Alexander of Macedonia, from Hindu Shahi kingdoms to the travel of Afghans back and forth across the Khyber Pass, from the invasion of Sikhs to the arrival of the British, all those who passed through the region left an indelible mark on the land and on the people.

As an internationally recognized explorer, Hussain founded the Team Indus exploration group which traversed and photographed the entire 2,000 miles of the river Indus in Pakistan during three expeditions (in 1987, 1992, and 1994) and the source of the river in western Tibet during a 1996 expedition.

A Pakistani-American artist, Anila Agha’s exhibition has transformed three TMA galleries into stunning illuminated spaces offering an immersive, sensory experience for visitors. Agha is an interdisciplinary artist who creates works of art that explore the barriers of race, religion, and gender that we face in the current cultural and global climate.

Agha won the two top prizes at ArtPrize, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014. Her entry, titled Intersections, is the first work to win both the ArtPrize Public Vote and Juried Grand Prizes. Intersections is one of three patterned-steel sculptures by Agha included in the exhibition. The other two other works by the artist that are on display are This Is Not a Refuge! 2 and The Greys in Between.

Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow is sponsored by KeyBank, the TMA Ambassadors, the Ohio Arts Council, Lathrop, and Gross Electric with additional support from 2020 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica and is on view through Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now at tickets.toledomuseum.org.

 
 
 
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