This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2010

  • Work on this object began.

2019

2020

Photograph, Lubna, Beirut, Lebanon, from the series A Girl and Her Room, 2010

This is a Photograph. It was photographed by Rania Matar.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2010. Its medium is archival pigment print on baryta paper.

Rania Matar draws on her cross-cultural experiences as a Lebanese-born, United States–based photographer to explore issues of personal and collective identity. Matar explains, “My work . . . takes a contemporary look at women living in everyday circumstances and focuses on building visual, but also representational, associations between the portrayal of women in the United States and the Middle East, ultimately allowing women to identify with each other through common life experiences.”

It is credited Courtesy of Rania Matar, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and Galerie Tanit, Beirut.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W: 91.4 × 124.5 cm (36 × 49 in.)

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