This event is free and open to the public. No prior registration is required.


September 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 12:00 am


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

The MEI Art Gallery opens to the public as part of Art All Night, Washington's annual visual and performing arts festival on Saturday, September 14. MEI's inaugural exhibition, Arabicity | Ourouba, curated by Rose Issa, features work by 17 leading Arab artists who reflect on the region's challenges with hope, ingenuity and humor.

The evening will also include a live oud performance from 7pm-9pm, dabke dancing at 9:30pm and 10pm, a calligrapher to create on-site art for audiences, and a pop-up bar hosted by the The Green Zone.

The MEI Art Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary and modern art from the Middle East. The non-commercial gallery is free and open to the public on weekdays from 10am to 5pm. It will remain open until 8pm on the first Friday of every month.

For more details about the MEI Art Gallery, please click here.

About the Exhibition:
Arabicity | Ourouba 
Inaugural exhibition curated by Rose Issa
Arabicity | Ourouba explores the aesthetic, conceptual, and socio-political concerns of the Arab world over the past twenty years as expressed by its leading artists. The show will feature works by 17 artists, including Chant Avedissian, Ayman Baalbaki, Hassan Hajjaj, Susan Hefuna, Taghreed Dargouth, Adel Abidin, Raeda Saadeh, and Mohamad Said Baalbaki.