Ali Banisadr, the Iranian American artist, draws inspiration from seventeenth-century Persian manuscript illustrations, mosaics, and European history paintings in his luscious and mesmerizingly complex canvases. On the occasion of the installation of his artwork Return to Mother at Mathey College, Banisadr will join Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, in conversation.
Return to Mother will remain on view in Mathey College through the fall 2023 semester.
To access the Mathey College Common Room, please enter the campus walkway off of University Place, across the street from 19 University Place. The entrance to the room will appear on your left at Hamilton Hall.
This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, with additional support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.