$10 Museum Members; $12 students; $15 general public


Celebrate the opening of The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands and the Arab American Book Awards in one spectacular evening of literature and art featuring award-winning authors and poets.

Melissa Chimera, Adele Ne Jame, Naomi Shihab Nye and Hayan Charara will take audiences through a new visual and literary exhibition, The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands. Take a tour of new paintings, textiles and photography created in response to the contemporary poetry of the Arab immigrant experience. 

The program will include refreshments and presentation of the 2018 Arab American Book Awards, with remarks and book signings by winning authors Safia ElhilloHala Alyan and Pamela E. Pennock. As part of the Book Awards program, poets presenting the opening of The Far Shore exhibition will take the stage to navigate the sometimes-challenging space between being Arab and American. 

Click HERE to read the full list of 2018 Arab American Book Award winners and honorable mentions.  

Fall 2018 programs are made possible in part by
With media support from

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