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Liquid Gaze

In Photos: AUC's Eye-Catching Senior Art Exhibition 'Liquid Gaze'

Towering in the middle of AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) is a metal sculpture containing intricate shapes made of iron, accompanied by three paintings on a nearby wall. Visual arts major Nour Tawfik ‘22, describes the installation, “Nostalgia is a Dirty Liar…” — which took her a year’s worth of research and creativity to make for her senior project:

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Fahmy

AUC-Azza Fahmy Collaboration Brings Jewelry Business Studies for Creative Entrepreneurs

Collaborating with the Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, AUC’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) is launching a new 14-week course that will empower jewelry artists with the skills and business knowledge they need to launch a successful and sustainable business.

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E7na Summit

E7na Initiative Partners With AUC For 2nd Annual Anti-Sexual Harassment Summit

After a highly successful virtual launch of the E7na summit in 2020, AUC alum Dania Younis ‘12, co-founder of the E7na initiative, has partnered with AUC to expand the second edition of the summit’s reach beyond the computer screen and into Ewart Memorial Hall at AUC Tahrir Square.

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Van Leo

In Photos: Van Leo's Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition honoring the legendary photographer Van Leo is taking place now through February 20, 2022 at the Future Gallery in AUC Tahrir Square.  Photos courtesy of Mohamed Ashour  

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Mervat Abou Oaf Cairo International Film Festival

AUC Central Hub for Screenings, Experiential Learning in First Official Partnership with Cairo International Film Festival

Since last week, AUC Tahrir Square has been abuzz with the excitement of the 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival. This year is the first official AUC-CIFF collaboration that will present students and festival goers with a central hub for screenings, workshops and other activities.

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Jacaranda Magazine

Jacaranda: Advancing the Arts

For Tarek Atia, director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center, the arts in Egypt have a shining opportunity to reach the global stage. He directed the production of the TCC’s latest project, Jacaranda, a new platform for showcasing and discussing the arts, with that in mind — to help advance innovations in Egyptian arts by delving deep into the sector’s diversified areas.

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A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean

A collaboration between the Orlando Museum of Art and The American University in Cairo, A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, will feature artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage in simultaneous exhibitions in Orlando and Cairo. Curated by Dr.

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Anthony Sattin

Anthony Sattin Lists AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center as One of the Top Places to Visit in Cairo

In an artistic narrative on Egypt's boom back into tourism, British journalist Anthony Sattin lists AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center as one of the top places to visit in Cairo. Read about his take on the efforts of Minister Rania Al-Mashat '95 at reviving the industry and how some books by Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, will hel

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Meet Tarek Atia: Managing Director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center and Campus

Tarek Atia (SAB '90) came to AUC 30 years ago as an exchange student for a semester abroad at AUC Tahrir Square. Now he's back to AUC as the managing director of Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) and Campus. "AUC was one of the things which drew me back to Egypt like a magnet." Learn more about Atia's vision for the Tahrir Cultural Center and his plan to make it "the coolest place in downtown Cairo." #PeopleOfAUC

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Opening of AUC Tahrir Cafeteria

The newly renovated Tahrir Cultural Center celebrated the opening of the new cafeteria last night with a reception and concert. 

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Tahrir Cultural Center

The Tahrir Cultural Center Would Love to Welcome You Home

As our first step into the cultural community, Tahrir cultural center made sure to highlight its main objective in building a platform that connects talents, opportunities and audience. It’s role in celebrating culture through art by combining 35 different artists in the first group exhibition in Tahrir Cultural Center. The exhibition was a living proof of the beauty in difference; through combining various art mediums from painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, object, ceramics and photography.

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Tahrir Cultural Center

The Story of the Premises Goes Way Back

The monumental premises that is now Tahrir Cultural Center has been a cornerstone of downtown Cairo for over 150 years This building has had a connection to education long before it turned into a university.

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1919

Celebrating Egypt's 1919 Revolution

To commemorate Egypt's 1919 Revolution, AUC hosted a day packed with events at its historic Tahrir Square campus to discussed the eruption of the 1919 revolution; the impactful role of women; and the aftermath and the socio-economic and public forces landscape at the time.

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Female Empowerment Through Art: From Past to Present

In 1951, Egyptian activist and poet Doria Shafik (1908 - 1975) led “a feminist congress” from Ewart Memorial Hall, gathering 1,500 women to march from the hall along Kasr el-Aini Street to the gates of Parliament. The march demanded that women be granted the right to vote. Egyptian women were granted suffrage in 1956.

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Right at the Center: Launching Cairo's New Cultural Hub

Saturday, February 9, 2019, marks the date of AUC's centennial year, and now, also commemorates the inauguration of the University’s new Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). With a ceremony hosted in the renovated Ewart Memorial Hall, opened with speeches from AUC President Francis Ricciardone; Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Amr Adly; and prominent businessman and investor, Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Investment Holding; there couldn’t be a more fitting venue or occasion for the center’s inauguration.

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