Gallery Openings and Events

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al Quds Presents Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings

Photo courtesy of the Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al Quds.

Photo courtesy of the Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al Quds.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13 at 3pm

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Exhibition tours will run Saturday, June 13 at 3pm, 4 pm, 5pm, and 6pm.

Exhibition continues through August 6

This exhibition is designed to immerse visitors in the creative vitality of the  continually evolving uprising movement commonly referred to as the Arab Spring.  Visitors will experience how freedom of speech merges with artistic expression – capturing the anger, elation, frustration, and hope of these revolutions in the form of graffiti, video, blog postings, cartoons, music, photography and even   puppetry. Drawn primarily from protests in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, Creative Dissent demonstrates the varied responses to the protest in the Arab World  beginning in late 2010.

Presented by the Arab American National Museum (AANM) and the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings is guest-curated by Associate Professor of Islamic Art Christiane Gruber of the University of  Michigan – Ann Arbor, and Nama Khalil, an artist and anthropology PhD student at UM.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
  • or by appointment

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds is located at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. For more information visit www.thejerusalemfund.org.

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