Artist Conversation: Khalilah Sabree and Imam Khalil Abdullah


Artist Conversation: Khalilah Sabree and Imam Khalil Abdullah

Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 5:30 pm


Friend Center, Room 006

Join the artist Khalilah Sabree and Imam Khalil Abdullah, the assistant dean for Muslim Life at Princeton, for a wide-ranging conversation that explores Sabree’s work in relation to her faith, her identity as an African American Muslim, and the role of art in the Muslim world. With a bold and emotive layering of imagery, Sabree’s paintings meditate on loss and the devastations of war. 

Watch recorded conversation here.

Reception to follow. 

This program is cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, the Muslim Life Program, and the Office of Religious Life. 

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis.  

Additional support for Reciting Women: Alia Bensliman & Khalilah Sabree is provided by the Near Eastern Studies Program, the Office of Religious Life, and the Department of Religion. 

LATE THURSDAYS! 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. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Khalilah Sabree, The Inner Compartment, 2016–17, from the series Destruction of a Culture. Collection of the artist. © Khalilah Sabree. Photo: Joseph Hu