I AM: An Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN

  • through November 25, 2018
  • Various Locations:

    American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C., through October 22.
    Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, January 12–February 25, 2018.
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, April 1–May 28, 2018.
    St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, Washington, June 10–August 7, 2018.
    Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 1–October 14, 2018.
    The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, Vermont, October 25–November 25, 2018.
     
I AM is a peace-building exhibition that premiered in Amman, Jordan, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and it shows 31 of the Middle East's premier contemporary women artists. The exhibition promotes and celebrates the many accomplishments of Middle Eastern women in shaping our world toward a peace and harmony. The exhibition aims to challenge existing stereotypes and misconceptions about Middle Eastern women by showing dynamic, significant contributions to local and global culture, showcasing the artists' insights and experiences as they confront culture, religion and social realities in a rapidly changing world both in the Middle East and the West.

CARAVAN, which originated in of Cairo, Egypt, is an international peace-building arts NGO that focuses on establishing bridges through the arts among the creeds and cultures of the Middle East and the West.
Courtesy of artist and CARAVAN
 "Laysa Ana—I Am Not," by Alia Ali.
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