May 8 - October 4, 2015
Main Floor Gallery
Free with Museum admission

In celebration of the Arab American National Museum’s 10th Anniversary Year, we proudly present the work of 10 exemplary Arab American artists. Their diverse range of works explores concepts of representation, identity and migration. Many of these challenges are universal among immigrants, but contain aspects unique to the Arab American community experience.

This exhibition was guest curated by art historian, writer and gallery art director  
Maymanah Farhat

Artists featured in TEN: The Exhibition:

Hamdi Attia     Dena Al-Adeeb     Sama Alshaibi     Youmna Chalala     Joyce Dallal 
Lalla Essaydi     Joe Namy     Wafer Shayota     Mary Tuma     Nazar Yahya

6,000 Years Old (2012)
by Nazar Yahya
Courtesy of Wade Wilson Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico




6-10 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 

This an exclusive opportunity for Members of the Arab American National Museum to view TEN: The Exhibition while also mingling with the artists attending AANM's biennial DIWAN6: A Forum for the Arts May 8-9. AANM Members are invited to attend this DIWAN6 evening program without paying the registration fee for the DIWAN6 conference, but RSVP is required.

During this event, Members will meet TEN guest curator Maymanah Farhat and several artists featured in the exhibition. Included are light refreshments in the Community Courtyard and a stroll through both TEN in the Main Floor Gallery and the AANM's other current exhibition, Detroit to Baghdad: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, in the Lower Level Gallery.

At 8 p.m., the action moves next door to The Annex @ AANM -- our new 4,700-sq.-ft. expansion -- for a lively Open Mic Night in which all DIWAN attendees and AANM Members are invited to share their special talent in a casual, welcoming environment. 

AANM Members: have your Membership card in hand and click the blue button below to RSVP. You will be prompted to enter your Membership number, found on the front of your card.

Not an AANM Member? Click HERE for Membership details.

This exhibition made possible in part by


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