The two limited edition prints are Ghada, 2013 which depicts a woman wearing a hijab and Sayed, 2013, a portrait of an elderly man. The portraits are from Neshat's Our House is On Fire series which explores Egypt's society post the Arab Spring.

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Shirin Neshat, Ghada, 2013 Image via Gladstone Gallery Shirin Neshat, Ghada, 2013 Image via Gladstone Gallery

Christy MacLear, the executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, said in a statement: "Due to the recent events in Europe and the Middle East, we believe that it is more important than ever to engage in cross-cultural discussions."

The chosen institutions include Columbia University, New York, which will exhibit the photographs in the law department in order for the students to explore issues of human rights. The American University of Beirut will include the prints in lectures which examine the relationship between art, activism and religion.