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  • Mar 01, 2024

Main News: Palestinian Artist’s Retrospective Canceled

Portrait of SAMIA HALLABY in her New York studio in August 2016. Via wikicommons.

A retrospective exhibition at the Indiana University Bloomington (IU) of 87-year-old Palestinian American artist and alumna Samia Halaby, titled “Centers of Energy,” was abruptly canceled on December 20 ahead of its February 10 opening. The university informed the artist that the show had been terminated in a two-sentence email citing unspecified “safety concerns.”