It's Not Funny: Political Cartoons by Khalid Albaih
May 1 - July 30, 2015
Second Floor Atrium
Free with Museum admission

Khalid Albaih
is a Sudanese artist, political cartoonist and illustrator living in Doha, Qatar. His stark, politically charged images rose to prominence on social media during the early stages of the Arab Spring in 2011 and have become a symbol of the uprisings. 

Albaih is truly an artist from the revolution and his images have become iconic. His work is shared by revolutionary groups and political activists in his native Sudan, as well as in Yemen, Tunisia and Syria, and have been stenciled on walls by protestors in Lebanon and Egypt.

This is Khalid Albaih's first U.S. exhibition; his May 2015 visit to Washington, D.C. and Dearborn, Mich. is his first trip to America.



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1:30-2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Arab Spring Through the Cartoons of Khalid Albaih

As part of DIWAN6: A Forum for the Arts, Khalid Albaih (left) will deliver a presentation on his work, moderated by AANM's Isra El-beshir. DIWAN6 is a national conference taking place at AANM May 8-9, 2015.

$8 adults; $4 students/seniors/educators; AANM Members FREE

6 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2015  MIDWEST PREMIERE!

Film: Beats of the Antonov + Director Q&A

Enjoy the recent documentary Beats of the Antonov, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, followed by a Q&A with director Hajooj Kuka (right), moderated by Khalid Albaih.

A reception with light refreshments follows Q&A.

Watch the film trailer HERE. Listen to a San Francisco Public Radio interview with Kuka HERE.

FREE event; RSVP required.

8 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2015

Alsarah + the Nubatones in Concert
(East African RetroPop)

Alsarah is a Sudanese-born singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. With the Brooklyn-based Nubatones -- Mawuena Kodjovi (bass), Brandon Terzic (oud), and Rami El-Aasser (percussion) -- she released the group's debut album silt (Wonderwheel Recordings), landing on Top 10 world music lists for many blogs and radio shows.  

Concert-goers may enjoy a reception with light refreshments from 7:30-8 p.m.

Tickets $8 AANM Members; $12 general admission


AANM gratefully recognizes Royal Refugee Club for its contribution to May 10 programming. Royal Refugee Club is a collective of Sudanese creatives -- all living outside their native country -- who have united to showcase their artwork, expressions and stories.


This exhibition made possible in part by


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