Building Bridges and Amplifying Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures

In 2017 and 2018, Lafayette College and the Williams Center for the Arts led a multidisciplinary project that explores a variety of Muslim artistic expressions.

Tapestries: Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures featured mainstage performances at the Williams Center and related programs throughout campus that focused on arts and culture with roots in Muslim-majority regions of the world. In shared experiences between artists and audiences, Tapestries offered opportunities for all of us to increase our knowledge and understanding, engage with new cultural and artistic forms, and cultivate a sense of global identity.

We invited everyone—students; faculty; staff; residents of Easton, the Lehigh Valley, and the surrounding areas; travelers just passing through—to join us for concerts, plays, gallery exhibitions, films, lectures, roundtable discussions, and more.

Tapestries was made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Building Bridges: Arts, Culture, and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic ArtRead more about the Building Bridges program here.