On view in the MRAC Conference Room is art by contemporary Iraqi and Iraqi-American artists: Jamal Penjweny, Jaafar Alnabi, Fatin Al-Jumaily, and Adnan Shati. These artists share their work via the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, a Minneapolis based nonprofit that uses art as a connector between people.
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project creates bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis in response to decades of sanctions, war, and occupation. We are Iraqis and Americans, veterans and refugees, peace activists and artists, students and professionals united by a common goal: growing reconciliation and friendship between our communities and building a more peaceful world. Learn more about how you can get involved or participate in their events at https://reconciliationproject.org/.
The exhibition, Iraq Though Our Eyes, is on view through November 22, 2019 and is generally available for viewing 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday. Please contact MRAC before you come to makes sure there are no meetings or events taking place in the room.
Join us for Iraqi sweets, outdist Dhafer Al-Khateeb, and conversations at the free reception on Friday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm. This reception is an open house, so stop by to see the work and enjoy some Iraqi culture.