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Examining the sacred feminine in “The Great Mother of Islam”

“Mother Hafsa, Peace Upon Her” by Hend al-Mansour.
“Mother Hafsa, Peace Upon Her” by Hend al-Mansour.
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The Great Mother of Islam is now open at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery on St. Catherine University's St. Paul campus (building #6 on the map). The exhibition runs through December 19.

Hend al-Mansour and Leili Tajadod–Pritschet, two Muslim women artists, bring to life a tribute and oblation to the sacred feminine in Islam with their collaborative installation inspired by Islamic art.

Meet the artists

Join al-Mansour and Tajadod-Pritschet as they discuss their collaborative installation at an Artists’ Talk on November 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the gallery. Additionally, an artist reception will be held on November 8, 6–8 p.m.

Exhibitions and artist events are free and open to the public.


Related content:

Hend al-Mansour creates art to question women's roles (MPR feature on al-Mansour's last exhibition at St. Kate's)

Artists' work reflects the Great Mothers of Islam (KFAI radio interview of related exhibition)


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Nov. 3, 2014 by Sharon Rolenc

See also: Arts