April 8 - June 25, 2017 
Main Floor Gallery | Free with Museum admission

AANM is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of artists.

The award-winning SURA Arts Academy program has provided professional photography lessons to middle and high schoolers in metro Detroit for 17 years. This season students focused on telling stories through portraiture.

Reel Stories is a joint endeavor along with the Palestinian Heritage Museum in Jerusalem, designed to empower young women through the art of filmmaking. The 32 students – 17 from metro Detroit and 15 from East Jerusalem – created every aspect of the two short films shown in this exhibition. 

'Asfoura by Reel Stories class of 2017



Emilio by SURA Arts Academy 2017 student Zeinab Farhat

Reel Stories: Empowering Young Women through the Art of Filmmaking is a Museums Connect project. Museums Connect is an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that is administered by the American Alliance of Museums.

SURA Arts Academy is made possible in part by the Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation.

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