DIWAN5: The Exhibition
Friday, March 15 - Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
In the Lower Level Gallery
Free w/ Museum admission
6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5
Free and open to the public
In conjunction with DIWAN5: A Forum for the Arts, taking place April 5-6, the AANM proudly presents works by 12 Arab American artists drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. Some have never before been exhibited at the 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.
By spotlighting stellar works from its collection, the 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.
At top, from left: Drifting (in the Bay of Naples), John Peters; Tracey, Athir Shayota. Above right: Open Minded, Adnan Charara.