Rania Matar: SHE
Saturday, August 19 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
View the Museum’s newest exhibition, Rania Matar: SHE. SHE features 50 large-scale color images of contemporary girls transitioning into womanhood by Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar. Born and raised in Lebanon, Matar moved to the United States in 1984. She has dedicated her work to exploring issues of personal and collective identity, through photographs of female adolescence and adulthood. Matar works both in the United States and the Middle East, in an effort to focus on notions of identity and individuality within the context of the underlying universality of these experiences.
This exhibition focuses on young women in their 20s—the ages of Matar’s own daughters—as they leave the cocoon of home and enter adulthood. In earlier projects, Matar photographed young women in relation to the controlled environment of their bedrooms. Here, she captures them in the larger arena they find themselves in after leaving home—the global and complicated backdrop that now constitutes their lives in transition. Organized by The Museum Box LLC, Boston, MA.