Opening at Cody Gallery: Negar Ahkami, The Taking

Thursday 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Negar Ahkami: The Taking
November 1 - December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 6-8pm
Cody Gallery at Marymount University is pleased to present "The Taking", a solo exhibition by Negar Ahkami. "The Taking" consists of a series of paintings and a monumental installation of fragmented ceramic pieces. The exhibition analyzes the appropriation of Persian culture in Western civilization derived from ancient culture to our current day politics. In "The Taking," Ahkami weaves a narrative that serves as a reminder that history and recollection, while often fragmented and broken, may be retold. 

Negar Ahkami was born in Baltimore in 1971 and raised in a New Jersey suburb of New York City.  She attended the Art Students League of New York in her formative years, and received a BA from Columbia University in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and a JD from Georgetown University. Ahkami attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received her MFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, NY. Solo exhibitions include: Leila Heller Gallery, New York, LMAK Projects, Brooklyn, and recently at Arlington Arts Center where she is currently a Long-term Artist-in-Residence. Ahkami’s paintings are currently on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art in The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Her work has been featured in Talinn Grigor, Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio (Reaktion, June 2014), Judith K. Brodsky & Ferris Olin, The Fertile Crescent: Gender Art and Society (The Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, 2012), The New York TimesArtNews, and other publications.
Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU. Hours are Thursday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment. Email or phone (703) 908-7782 for further information.

Location: 1000 North Glebe Road, Second Floor


Marymount Preview Day

Sunday 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Marymount Preview Day is specifically designed to help students and families learn more about Marymount and get some tips on how to prepare for college.

Location: Marymount University - Rose Bente Lee Center


Artist Talk at Cody Gallery: Negar Ahkami, The Taking

Wednesday 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
In conjunction with International Education Week, Negar Ahkami will discuss her current exhibition "The Taking" at Cody Gallery. More information:

Location: 1000 North Glebe Road, Second Floor


Careers After the MA: English and Humanities Alumni Panel & Dessert Reception

Tuesday 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Ever wonder where an MA in English and Humanities could take you? Join us on November 27th at 5:30pm for a panel of Marymount English and Humanites Alumni who will discuss how their careers have been impacted by their time at Marymount. You're invited to mingle with our current graduate students and learn about how their studies have helped them both academically and professionally over dessert immediately after. RSVP online or call 703-284-5901 for assistance.

Location: Main Campus, Barry Gallery


Interior Design Luncheon

Thursday 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Interior Design is a booming industry focused around our need to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the spaces in which we all work, live, and play. Marymount's graduate Interior Design program is ready to help the working professional and those entering the field grow and establish their careers. We hope you will join faculty and staff for a lunch and invigorating discussion about the interior design program on Thursday, November 29th. RSVP online or call 703-284-5901 for assistance.

Location: Gailhac 1002


Curator from SMAAHC visits Marymount as part of the Humanities Colloquium

Thursday 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Dr. Kevin Strait, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be visiting Marymount's campus as the Fall Humanities Colloquium speaker, sponsored by the Graduate Program in English and Humanities. Strait will discuss curation as an act of both creative engagement and historical preservation. All are welcome; refreshments will be served. 

Location: Barry Gallery (tentative)