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The Iraqi Art Project


The University of Minnesota department of Family Social Science is hosting a small group exhibition called The Iraqi Art Project (IAP). The paintings are made by artists from Karbala, Iraq and loaned to the department by the IAP whose goal is to personalize relationships between people of Iraqi and the United States. Because of the internal disruption of society in Iraq today, these artists are unable to show their work at home. Instead, these paintings were carried to the US in suitcases and examined at numerous checkpoints along the journey. Viewing these paintings gives us the chance to see how this group of Iraqi artists interprets their home and their lives.

Visitors are encouraged to write a note to the artists-after the exhibit, the notes will be translated and given to each artist.

The exhibit is open for viewing
Monday - Friday 8-12 am and 1-4 pm
October 10 - December 12, 2008
Family Social Science
University of Minnesota
290 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
For more information call 612-625-6202.