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


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


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

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Programs Department
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202-785-1141 ext. 202

The newly launched MEI Art Gallery, showcasing contemporary art from the Middle East, opens to the public as part of Dupont Circle's Art All Night festival on Saturday, September 14 from 7pm-midnight. The inaugural exhibition, Arabicity | Ourouba, features art, installation, and video by 17 leading artists from the Arab world. The evening will also feature Arabic tunes spun by DJ Muath Edriss, dabke dance performances, an on-site calligrapher and a pop-up bar hosted by Adams Morgan favorite, the Green Zone. 

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 18 artists, including Chant Avedissian, Ayman Baalbaki, Hassan Hajjaj, Susan Hefuna, Taghreed Dargouth, Adel Abidin, Raeda Saadeh, and Mohamad Said Baalbaki.