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The Modernist

Independent. Confident. Inclusive. Three watchwords for art collector and social-media activist Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, whose Barjeel Foundation is showing how much Arab modern art has to say.
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The Modernist

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The Art Bridge

How does art influence our attitudes toward the cultures artists come from and express? To find out, we looked at a children’s museum, a public mural, an online comedy and a touring hip-hop quartet.
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The Art Bridge

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Khartoum: A Tale of Two Rivers 

Sudan’s capital Khartoum is the gift of not one but two Niles—the White and the Blue—at whose meeting point arose a three-part metropolis.

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FirstLook: Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

It was as if Dubai's sand "reflected ... not the forms of the towers but the humanity that built them," says photographer Bjorn Moerman.
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FirstLook: Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

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Lemons, Garlic, Mint, Portraits

Hamza Ayari describes himself on Facebook as having a “photo addiction,” which fuels his growing collection of portraits made on location at his produce stand in Tunis’ central market.
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Lemons, Garlic, Mint, Portraits

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The Legacy of Arabic in America

The eighth most-studied language in US schools and universities today is Arabic. That would please Edward E. Salisbury of Yale, who in 1841 became the country’s first full professor of Semitic languages—nearly 200 years after North America’s first Arabic class was offered at Harvard.

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The Legacy of Arabic in America

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