Pomona College Museum of Art

Pasadena Art Alliance

The Pomona College Museum of Art serves as museum and gallery, overseeing the college’s permanent art collections and mounting a variety of temporary contemporary exhibitions during the academic year. The Museum originates innovative art experiences that foster creative and critical thinking.

Funds will support Project Series 52: Hayv Kahraman, which will present the artist’s newest figurative paintings on large linen panels that depict a singular woman with iridescent pale skin and inky black hair, either nude or clad in shawls with Islamic geometric patterns. Borrowing from a number of styles, including Persian miniatures, Japanese illustrations, and Italian Renaissance paintings, the artist’s paintings take on themes of violence and involuntary migration as Kahraman processes her childhood in war-torn Iraq and her adolescence as a refugee. The exhibition will be on view from September 4 through December 22, 2018.