Since 2000, the Gallery Al-Quds has been the sole, full-time area showcase for the exhibition of contemporary art by Arab-American and Arab artists. The Gallery specializes in the work of Palestinian artists, with an additional emphasis on the work of contemporary artists whose art centers on issues of the Arab and Islamic world. The gallery exhibits work in a full range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, film and mixed media.

 


CURRENT  EXHIBITION

(until March 8)

Syrian Migration Series


 

Gallery Al-Quds invites you to

Syrian Migration Series
until March 8

An Exhibition

By Helen Zughaib

 

  

Syrian Migration Series #1, gouache and ink on board, 12” x 18″© Helen Zughaib

In her most recent work, Zughaib creates a series of paintings inspired by the narrative paintings of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series from 1940-1941, a visual record of the great migration of African Americans from the south to the north.

Zughaib’s “Syrian Migration Series” begins with the initial uprisings of the “Arab Spring” and its aftermath, the Syrian civil war and subsequent displacement of millions of people and a following refugee crisis that continues to affect the Arab world, Europe and the United States.

To see a preview of the exhibition, check out the images below.

Read the reviews in Vox and the Middle East Eye!

“Renowned Arab-American artist takes on Syrian crisis in newest exhibition 

WASHINGTON – Helen Zughaib is easily one of the most well-known Arab-American artists in the world.

Her vibrant Middle Eastern designs can be viewed in collections all over the globe, including the White House, the World Bank and the Library of Congress.

The artist’s work has also been gifted to world leaders by former US President Barack Obama, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

To the delight of Washington’s art world, Zughaib’s most recent exhibition, The Syrian Migration Series, opened on Friday evening for a five-week display in the capital’s Gallery al-Quds.”

 

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