Abbas: Children of Abraham

October 21, 2015

Children of Abraham: Abbas The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania will present Children of Abraham, an exhibition of 66 black and white photographs of the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity by internationally renowned Magnum photographer Abbas. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, November 21, 2015 and remains on view through March 21, 2016. Since 1978 Abbas has documented through his camera lens the “political and social life of societies in conflict.” This exhibition is the culmination of over 16 years of research and travel by the artist to record religious practices and their manifestations in all parts of the world. This is the artist’s’ first exhibition in America exclusively devoted to the theme of religion. Abbas will travel from Paris, France to present an Artist Talk on Friday, November 20, at 5:00 pm in the Arthur Ross Gallery. A series of related programs and events are planned through March, 2016 and details are available on our website For more information and to book a special tour please contact Sara Stewart ( or 215-898-3617. Listen to these interviews of Abbas NPR’s Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross: BBC Radio: Docent Tours will begin mid January 2016