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Art and the Black Muslim Image

Painting by JL Cerome
Saturday, May 28, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Zoom discussion on the essays from "Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic", The Muslim World Journal - Special Issue

These conversations focus on five Black art figures of Muslim heritage: (1) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (2) Yarrow Mamout, (3) Joseph Cinqué (4) Omar Ibn Sayyid and (5) The Bashi-Bazouk. They offer various interpretations, but this is precisely the reason this conversation is so vital. Then there's the fact that these images are all of men and Black people, allowing us to question the male bias and racial assumptions in modern visual culture.

OPENING: Salutations / Producing the Special Arts Issue 10am - 10:20am
• Welcome: Ellen McLarney, Duke University
• Zain Abdullah, Temple University
• Timur Yuskaev, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace
• Nicolas Mumejian, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace

PANEL I: Ayuba Sulieman Diallo in the Black Atlantic World 10:30am - 11:20am
• Moderator: Nicolas Mumejian
• Georgia Haseldine, Curator, East Storehouse at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, UK
• Richard Brent Turner, University of Iowa
• Brief Q&A

PANEL II: Rethinking Yarrow Mamout and Charles Wilson Peale 11:30am - 12:20pm
• Moderator: Timur Yuskaev
• James H. Johnson, Author & Independent Scholar
• Carol Eaton Soltis, Philadelphia Museum of Art
• Brief Q&A

PANEL III: Joseph Cinque: Reframing and a Digital Reading 12:50pm - 1:40pm
• Moderator: Nicolas Mumejian
• Rebecca Hankins, Texas A&M University
• Laura Macaluso, Author, Independent Scholar & Art Historian
• Brief Q&A

PANEL IV: Black Muslim Portraits: The Bashi-Bazouk and Omar Ibn Said 1:50pm - 2:40pm
• Moderator: Timur Yuskaev
• Mbaye Lo, Duke University
• Zain Abdullah, Temple University
• Brief Q&A

OPEN FORUM: Where We Go From Here?
2:50pm - 3:30pm
• Moderators: Zain Abdullah, Timur Yuskaev, Nicolas Mumejian
• Panel & Audience Open Discussion

Contact: Julie Maxwell