Tickets are required to enter the Center during National Day celebrations from September 21-26.


Dr. Nada Shabout

Dr. Nada Shabout is a Professor of Art History and the Coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas. She is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA). Shabout has published numerous articles on modern and contemporary Arab and Iraqi art. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, and has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards. Shabout was the Project Advisor for the Saudi National Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2019, and has been elected to the College Art Association (CAA) Board of Directors (2020-2024). Leading an AMCA team, she received a Getty Foundation Grant, as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative, to support the project, “Mapping Art Histories from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.” In addition, she is currently working on a new book project, Demarcating Modernism in Iraqi Art: The Dialectics of the Decorative,1951-1979, under contract with the American University in Cairo Press.