Image: Open Minded [detail], Adnan Charara
March 15 – Sept. 1, 2013
Lower Level Gallery
In conjunction with DIWAN5: A Forum for the Arts, AANM proudly presents works by 12 Arab American artists drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. Some have never before been exhibited at AANM, while others are highlights from exhibitions past.
Recent donations of works by Hanah Diab, Julienne Johnson and John Peters will make their debut in this exhibition. Adnan Charara’s energetic and immensely popular drawing, Open Minded, returns for a showing. And Helen Zughaib’s vivid Prayer Rug for America is back on display from the Museum’s 2005 inaugural temporary exhibition, In/Visible. DIWAN5 presenters John Halaka and Reem Gibriel are both represented in the exhibition as well.
By spotlighting stellar works from its collection, AANM aims to foster the creation, display and collection of Arab American art in the national Arab American community and in the American art/entertainment mainstream.