September 24, 2022, 7:00 pm - September 25, 2022, 12:00 am


Middle East Institute
1763 N St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 (Map)

Don't miss Art All Night, DC's free overnight arts festival at the Middle East Institute Art Gallery! Stop by to view our latest exhibition More Than Your Eyes Can See while enjoying live music by Muath Edriss and Manoe Dalage. Live oud and tambourine music @ 8pm, 9pm & 10pm.

Enjoy captivating photographs from 15 artists from the Arab World and its diaspora who are redefining photography in the region. Through photojournalism and fine art photography, these artists offer highly personal reflections on daily experiences of individuals across the Middle East in relation to themes of youth culture, identity and LGBT communities, as well as the devastating effects of climate change on rural communities.

More Than Your Eyes Can See is curated by Laila Abdul Hadi Jadallah and organized in partnership with Tribe, a non-profit publication and platform focused on documenting photography, film and video from the Arab world. 

The exhibition runs until October 21st, 2022. Visitors are encouraged to make a timed appointment to visit the MEI Gallery (above) Monday - Friday from 10am-5pm. The exhibition is also available to view online on MEI's Arts and Culture page.

Artists: Mohammad Alfaraj (Saudi Arabia), Eman Ali (Oman), Amr Attamimi (Yemen), Zied Ben Romdhane (Tunisia), Imane Djamil (Morocco), Farah Foudeh (Jordan), Rula Halawani (Palestine), Yasmine Hatimi (Morocco), Samar Hazboun (Palestine), Amir Hazim (Iraq), M'hammed Kilito (Morocco), Seif Kousmate (Morocco), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria), Najla Said (Egypt), and Ismail Zaidy (Morocco).

About the artist

Muath Edriss
Muath Edriss is a professional Arabian oud player and DJ based in the DMV. He is the founder of Muath Limited, a Best Voice winner and an Arab America Ambassador for Arab-America. As part of his repertoire, Edriss composed the national anthem of the United States of America in Arabic. He will be accompanied by Jordanian musician, drummer, and tambourine player Manoe Dalage.

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