Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi and playwright Matthew López


The last episode of Open studio with Jared Bowen looks at Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi’s first museum exhibition, Matthew López’s play ‘The Inheritance’, and an exhibition soon to leave the Peabody Essex Museum.

First, we look at artist Arghavan Koshravi. His first museum exhibition was at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. As a young woman in Iran and an immigrant to the United States, Khosravi faced many restrictions based on these identities. On the canvas, she restores everything through surreal imagery, where she explores the themes of freedom, exile and oppression.

Next, Bowen interviews playwright Matthew López. He made history in 2021 as the first Latino to win the Tony Award for Best Play, “The Inheritance.” Inspired by Howard’s End, “The Inheritance” is an epic piece exploring how three generations of queer people struggle with the AIDS crisis. SpeakEasy Stage Company presents the first regional theatrical production of “The Inheritance”, which is on stage until June 11th.

Finally, the Peabody Essex Museum’s “Each/Other” exhibit brings to New England the work of Indigenous artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger. Their art is a celebration of empathy, community and activism. The exhibition ends on May 8.

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