Famed artist to present lecture at Jule Smith Collins Museum of Fine Art on Oct. 25

Published: October 20, 2021

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Anila Quayyum Agha, a Pakistani-American artist who creates intricate sculptures that balance light and shadow, will present a lecture on her work and be in conversation with Auburn University Assistant Art Professor Kristen Tordella-Williams at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25.

Agha, who also will meet with students for a “Sculpture as Object” course during her campus visit, is a 2020-21 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She builds spaces considering migration, loss and displacement, and her exhibition “The Weight of Black” is currently on display at the museum through Jan. 2, 2022.

The artist engagement is free and open to the public, and auditorium seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule class visits at the museum, faculty may contact Chris Molinski (chris.molinski@auburn.edu), director of education, engagement and learning, at 334-844-7014.


Submitted by: Charlotte Hendrix

Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha