Rev. Middle East Stud. volume 54, issue 1, P25-36 2020 DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.15 View full text
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Haytham Bahoora

Abstract: AbstractThis essay situates the publication of Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents in the context of an expanding global interest in modern Arab art as well as the study of modern Arab art as an academic discipline. The essay first examines the implications of the cultivation of a new museum and gallery infrastructure for modern Arab art in the Arab Gulf. It then considers how the academic study of modern Arab art has faced institutional barriers, due largely to the overwhelming academic focus on A…

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