Telfair Museums on Monday announced that their exhibition "Generation: Sawsan AlSaraf, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Sundus Abdul Hadi" was awarded the Silver Award for Exhibitions under $25,000 in the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) 2017 Exhibition.
"Generation," which is on display until September 10, explores the complexity of Arab communities that are often simultaneously subjected to stereotyping and underrepresentation. The artists represent two generations of Iraqi-Canadian women and identify as diasporic artists.
"'Generation' is an important and timely exhibition in that it is the first presentation of these three artists in the United States. It offers a needed conversation, and public face, to voices of the Arab diaspora, in a time when empathy and understanding are crucial," said Rachel Reese, Telfair's Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. "This is how narratives start changing and shifting, by supporting these conversations and opening them up to the public."
The competition is sponsored by the SEMC Curator’s Committee and recognizes well-designed exhibitions that have educational value and treat objects with care and respect. Telfair Museums previously won the Gold award for its Mickalene Thomas at Giverny show in 2016.