Phantom Punch – Lewiston, ME

"The Phantom Punch project was part major exhibition and part extensive programming: eight artists came to campus, as distinguished lecturers, visiting artists, and artists in residence, engaging formally and formally with students, faculty, and the surrounding community. Lewiston is nearly 20% Somali and East African Muslim immigrants, so this exhibition had local relevance for area citizens. Several campus and community students participated in tours of the exhibition, which included engaging conversations about art, culture, and political and social issues . It was gratifying to know this contemporary art project was supporting such extensive dialogue and cross–cultural understanding."

—Dan Mills
Director, Bates College Museum of Art

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Release Date

August 2016

Locations

Bates College Museum of Art
Lewiston, ME United States

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Ahmad Angawi with his installation 'Street Pulse' on display at Bates College Museum of Art

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