The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is pleased to present Contemporary Art Curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi. Al-Khudhairi will speak at two events on UA campus on February 9 and 10, 2017. Al-Khudhairi specializes in modern and contemporary art from the Arab world and is a curator at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She will speak at the Bryant Conference Center on Feb. 9, 6-7 p.m. in the Birmingham Room. The title of this lecture-discussion is "Curating Contemporary Art." On Friday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m., Al-Khudhairi will speak in 203 Garland Hall in Woods Quad. The title of her lecture will be "Exploring The Ecology of the Art World." ABOUT WASSAN AL-KHUDHAIRI Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Islamic Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Georgia State University. Al-Khudhairi was previously Co-Artistic Director at the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea, where she collaborated on the curation of the ninth edition of the Gwangju Art Biennale. Al-Khudhairi has lectured around the world on the subject of modern and contemporary art, specifically related to the Middle East. Other past experience includes positions at the Brooklyn Museum and the High Museum of Art. The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Art and Art History Visiting Artist Committee, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama. For information about the Bryant Conference Center lecture, call the College of Continuing Studies Dean’s Office at 205-348-6330. For information about the Garland Hall lecture, call Rachel Dobson, communications specialist, 348-1893.