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Grand Opening of Al-Mudhif, Iraqi Guest House
June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
It’s our first in-person public event since March 2020! Join us for the opening of the mudhif, the first Iraqi guesthouse built outside of Iraq. You’ll learn the 5,000-year history of this structure—constructed entirely out of phragmites reeds—while meeting its inspiring builders. Our gallery will be open for a stroll through the new exhibition that accompanies the art installation Al Mudhif outside.
The evening includes land acknowledgement by Trinity Norwood and Reverend John Norwood of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, remarks by Al-Obaidi and Kavage, a blessing by Chaplain Christopher Antal of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, storytelling by Native American performer Tchin, a participatory art project, and Middle Eastern dance music presented by Rana Ransom.