2022 DC Arab Literature Festival

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The Middle East Institute’s Arts and Culture Center and The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation in partnership with the Cheuse Center for International Writers at George Mason University present a two-day, virtual literature festival featuring writers and poets from the Middle East. Panels explore the works and experiences of leading and emerging Arab authors and poets and the challenges of publishing and translating works from the Middle East.

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More Than Your Eyes Can See: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World

June 3 - Oct. 21, 2022

Curated by Laila Abdul Hadi Jadallah
Presented in partnership with Tribe Magazine 


Stay tuned! More information about this exhibition coming soon.

Photo: “LALALAND I” (2013) by Amr Attamimi, courtesy of the artist represented by Emergeast

Visit the MEI Art Gallery

The MEI Art Gallery is open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily (closed for federal holidays). Visitors are encouraged to register for a timed visit at the link below, but walk-ins are also welcome.

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Creators' Corner


An interview series featuring leading Arab and Arab-American actors, comedians, directors, writers and other ground-breaking creators highlighting their important contributions to the global cultural scene. Produced and hosted by Emmy-nominated journalist and producer Rhana Natour.

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Tribe Photo Magazine


Tribe is a non-profit publication focused on documenting photography, video and new media from the Arab world. As a global platform, its core mission is to create an archive and stimulate dialogue about the artists--emerging and established--who are defining their practice.

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MEI Art Gallery Exhibitions
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International Arts Advisory Committee


Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Saleh Barakat

Touria El Glaoui

Leila Heller

Rose Issa

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh

Salwa Mikdadi

Venetia Porter

 

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National Arts Advisory Committee


Dana Farouki

Anne Keiser

Amy Landau

Betty Sams

 

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