Fragmentation & Unity: The Art of Sari Khoury



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 Slide 13


Letter Sally Howell of ACCESS’ Cultural Arts Program, dated August 18, 1988, providing feedback on the public’s reaction to the ACCESS mural.
Source: Sari Khoury Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

“As immigrant artists, we are left in the position of proving our creative potential in an alien and often crass milieu. We are expected to function within, and to contribute to, a new system of professional galleries, art organizations, and educational institutions. We are also expected to spice up the melting pot of art with motifs of our native culture for the benefit of our curious peers and intellectual colleagues. In addition to all that, we follow our sense of noblesse oblige in honor of our national heritage and for the sake of our compatriots. All in all, we find ourselves performing a complex juggling act.”




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