Events: 2010

Exhibition

Physics and Mathematics Projects Day

Physics students taking “Wonders of Technology' and Math students taking “Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics” will display and explain their projects.

Exhibition Dates

9 Dec – 9 Dec 2010

Opening Reception

9 Dec / 10:00am

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Saffron Hall


Exhibition

Kaleidoscope - Faculty Exhibition 2010

The Gallery at VCUQatar presents 'Kaleidoscope - Faculty Exhibition 2010' - an exhibition of works by artists and designers who are teaching and researching at VCUQatar.

Exhibition Dates

8 Dec – 8 Dec 2010

Opening Reception

8 Dec / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Fashion Show

2011 Fashion Show Tryouts

The VCUQatar Fashion Department is holding an open model audition for the 2011 Fashion Show

Dates

4 Dec – 4 Dec 2010
2:00pm ‐ 5:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Commencement

VCUQatar SGA Charity Dinner 2010

VCUQatar's Student Government Association invites you to attend a charity dinner to benefit the flood victims of Pakistan.

Date & Time

1 Dec 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Conference

Refresh Qatar - Web, Mobile and Startups Community Meet-up 1

Refresh Qatar is an open community of web designers, developers, e-marketers and entrepreneurs working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of the internet in Qatar.

Dates

1 Dec – 1 Dec 2010

Entry

Free - RSVP required

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Design is Finally Sitting at the Grown-up Table

Bernard Canniffe discusses how designers are now connecting with community organizations and medical research institutions, translating research and changing behaviors to assist disenfranchised communities.

Date & Time

24 Nov 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

World War and Local Politics in the Middle East

A lecture by historian Dr. Benjamin Reilly from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.

Date & Time

10 Nov 2010 / 2:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Aturim


Presentation

An evening of Jazz & Art

To coincide with its current Gallery exhibition “New York Chronicles”, which is scheduled until 27 November 2010, VCUQatar is presenting an evening of jazz with the Doha Jazz Quartet in the intimate setting of the atrium at VCUQatar.

Date & Time

9 Nov 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Presentation

Cannes Lions 2010 Winners Showcase

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is hosting the first-ever showcase of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2010.

Date & Time

7 Nov 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

In/Visible: Contemporary Art by Arab American Artists

Salwa Mikdadi, Head of Arts and Culture Program, Emirates Foundation presents a lecture as part of the VCUQatar 'Lectures in the Arts and Architecture of the Islamic World'.

Date & Time

3 Nov 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Presentation

Presentation by Beau McClellan

A presentation by internationally renowned lighting designer Beau McClellan, founder of Beau McClellan Design.

Date & Time

2 Nov 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location


Lecture

Crossing Boundaries Creatively in a Global World

Nimah Ismail Nawwab, Activist/Poet - An interactive lecture on the impact of boundaries in our global society, factors affecting crossing boundaries, the role of communications and media in negating limitations and how leaders and individuals deal with such divides.

Date & Time

27 Oct 2010 / 2:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCU Atrium


Presentation

VCUQatar Presents Shirin Neshat

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is proud to host Shirin Neshat, an Iranian born visual artist known for her works in film, video and photography.

Date & Time

24 Oct 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCU Atrium


Lecture

ACM SIGGRAPH Doha: Electronic Theater Screening

The first meeting of the Doha chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics (ACM Siggraph).

Date & Time

22 Oct 2010 / 12:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Exhibition

New York Chronicles

The Gallery at VCUQatar presents 'New York Chronicles' : Hamdi Attia, Annabel Daou, Aissa Deebi, Samia Halaby, Joe Namy, Jayce Salloum, Sumayya Samaha, Athir Shayota

Exhibition Dates

20 Oct – 27 Nov 2010

Opening Reception

20 Oct / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Lecture

Religion & Art in Islam

Religion & Art In Islam is a panel discussion between renowned Egyptian calligrapher Ahmed Moustafa, the American artist Judith Ernst, and her husband, Professor Carl Ernst, one of the leading American authorities on Muslim spirituality.

Date & Time

22 Sep 2010 / 12:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCU Atrium


Open House

Ramadan Bazaar 2010

VCUQatar is hosting a Ramadan bazaar on Wednesday, September 16 for local artists and designers to showcase and sell their products.

Date & Time

16 Sep 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Exhibition

TAGGED: Portraits by Khalifa Al-Obaidly

The Gallery at VCUQatar presents ‘Tagged’, an exhibition by Qatari Photographer Khalifa Al-Obaidly, as part of this year’s Qatar Now exhibition.

Exhibition Dates

7 Sep – 9 Oct 2010

Opening Reception

7 Sep / 8:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Workshop

Summer Art & Design Programs

2 Summer Workshops designed to explore and advance the Art & Design skills for children aged 9-12 years old or High School Seniors aged 15-17 years old.

Date & Time

4 Jul 2010 / 5:00pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

Recreation & Sports Center, Education City


Workshop

Empower Yourself: Professional Workshop

A 2-day development workshop for professionals in Advertising & Communications Design

Date & Time

25 Jun 2010 / 2:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Qurm Hall & Atrium, Recreation Center, Education City


Workshop

Digital Photography and Basic Photoshop Workshop

Participants will learn to use the functions and settings on their digital camera to get the most out of it while increasing the quality of their photos.

Date & Time

23 May 2010 / 9:00am

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Commencement

Alumni networking reception with VCU President

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar cordially invites its Alumni to a networking reception with VCU President Dr. Michael Rao and VCU International Alumni Relations Liaison Mrs. Monica Rao

Date & Time

6 May 2010 / 1:00pm

Entry

Free - RSVP required

Location

Bistro Cafe, Mezzanine Floor, Al Fardan Towers, Doha


Open House

Senior Showcase

May 3-6 : Career Night + Senior Exhibition + Fashion Show: A series of events showcasing the emerging talent of VCUQatar's graduating design students.

Date & Time

3 May 2010 / 5:00pm

Entry

Free - Ticket required

Location

VCUQatar


Presentation

Nanotechnology: Design at the Nanoscale

Dr. Khaled Saoud, Assistant Professor Physics, addresses questions regarding the role of nanotechnology in our daily lives, how engineering nano-materials can be used to fulfill design needs, and how VCUQatar can use this technology to enhance design in Qatar.

Date & Time

18 Apr 2010 / 5:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Uncovering the Language of Design

Presentation and discussion which documents the final year of study of Royal College of Art Fashion Menswear students.

Date & Time

13 Apr 2010 / 7:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

White Mughals: Image, Word, Voice Lecture Series

William Dalrymple presents a powerful and moving plea to understand the cultural intermingling and hybridity that defines both eastern and western cultures, and a convincing rejection of religious intolerance and ethnic essentialism.

Date & Time

30 Mar 2010 / 5:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

About Zain Al-Din

Painters and Painting in India under the East India Company - About Zain Al-Din who produced some of the most stunning natural history drawings of the late 18th century.

Date & Time

24 Mar 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Exhibition

‘INDIA East/West’ at the VCUQatar Gallery

VCUQatar’s Gallery presents ‘INDIA East / West' - The Age of Discovery in late Georgian India as seen through the collections of the Royal Asiatic Society, London.

Exhibition Dates

15 Mar – 17 Apr 2010

Opening Reception

15 Mar / 4:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Lecture

Inventing Visual Language through Process & Discovery

Martin offers insight into the design process that drives most of his work: experimenting with materials and their properties.

Date & Time

23 Feb 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Design for a Low Cost World

2010 Spring Lecture Series: Stefano Mirti, architect, writer, and professor who has worked in Italy, Japan and Thailand.

Date & Time

9 Feb 2010 / 3:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Exhibition

The Design of Dissent

An Exhibition curated by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic.

Exhibition Dates

3 Feb – 7 Mar 2010

Opening Reception

3 Feb / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCU Atrium


Fashion Show

2010 Fashion Show Model Tryouts

The VCUQatar Fashion Department is holding an open model audition for the 2010 ladies-only Fashion Show.

Dates

30 Jan – 30 Jan 2010
12:00pm ‐ 1:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Stepping Toward Sensory Design

2010 Spring Lecture Series: Joy Monice Malnar, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Date & Time

26 Jan 2010 / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar


Lecture

Rebuilding The Gaza Strip

VCUQatar, UNRWA, and the Qatar Foundation invite you to attend a presentation about the challenge of rebuilding The Gaza Strip.

Date & Time

25 Jan 2010 / 12:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar