The Seas and the Mobility of Islamic Art

The 8th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art took place in the Atrium at VCUarts Qatar, located at Education City in Doha, Qatar, on November 10 and 11, 2019.  At this international school for art and design, budding fashion designers, art historians, painters, graphic designers, printmakers and interior designers are discovering and honing their talents, as they experience a VCUarts education 7,000 miles away. VCUarts Qatar also collaborates with VCUarts in Richmond, through semester exchange programs for rising juniors and seniors. Over 300 students are enrolled at this sister campus, which focuses on the liberal arts and sciences with degrees in the arts and design.

VCUarts Qatar has been involved in the development of Qatar’s emerging design industry since it opened, helping to further the creative economy in this Middle Eastern country. VCUarts Qatar regularly hosts Tasmeem Doha, the biennial international art and design conference, attracting speakers and artists from across the world.

VCUarts Qatar was the first American university at Qatar Foundation’s Education City. The university is now neighbors with the Qatar campuses of Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Northwestern, Texas A&M, HEC Paris and University College London.

8th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art

November 10-11, 2019