The Palestinian Museum Announces its Programme for 2017 and 2018

The Palestinian Museum has announced its rich and diverse programme for 2017 and 2018. The programme includes five major exhibitions, as well as the launch of its online platform, and the start of its digital archive, and numerous educational programmes, research projects and conferenc

Gallery Al -Quds congratulates artist Helen Zughaib

Gallery Al -Quds congratulates artist Helen Zughaib,  who was awarded a grant from the District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program FY17. The highly competitive award recognizes artists whose artistic excellence significantly contributes to the District of Columbia as a world class cultural capital. AHFP recognizes the impact of individual artists within the District of Columbia and supports the vitality that those artists bring to the local community.

The Passions of Medieval Jerusalem

“Jerusalem, 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven,” at the Metropolitan Museum, is a captivating show of some two hundred objects from the era of the Crusades. There are manuscripts, maps, paintings, sculptures, architectural fragments, reliquaries, ceramics, glass, fabrics, astrolabes, jewelry, weapons, and, especially, books—in nine alphabets and twelve languages. The works, from sixty lenders in more than a dozen countries, express the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian cultures of the time, the three great Abrahamic faiths sharing a city holy to them all, when they weren’t bloodily contesting it.

Multi-media exhibit documents Bay Area Palestinian community

The San Francisco Public Library will host “Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay” an exhibit by Palestinian photographer Najib Joe Hakim. “Home” combines photography and recorded oral histories to tackle the question, “What does it mean to be Palestinian in America?”

Fabric of Resistance

During the First Intifada, when Israeli soldiers confiscated the flags of Palestinian women protesting in the streets, the women responded by embroidering the Palestinian flag and silhouettes of the country in endless repetition along the chests, sleeves, and back hems of their thobes (traditional Palestinian dresses). Samples of these politically charged ‘Intifada Dresses’ are on display through July 30 in Beirut, Lebanon as part of an ambitious survey featuring more than 60 embroidered items, as well as photographs, paintings, and graphic arts representing Palestinian textiles throughout history.