Welcome to DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts! This sixth installment of DIWAN commemorates the beginning of the Arab American National Museum’s 10th Anniversary Year. Over the past decade, AANM has provided hundreds of artists and scholars a safe, welcoming environment in which to connect, exchange ideas and document emerging trends in the creation of Arab American art. Inaugurated in 2006, DIWAN has played a pivotal role in the Museum’s effort to build community through the performing and visual arts. In addition to shedding light on the creative output of Arab Americans, DIWAN has fostered relationships that have led to new collaborations, exhibitions and public programs. As we celebrate the AANM’s 10th Anniversary, we renew our deep commitment to supporting and presenting the work of creative Arab Americans in all mediums.
Devon Akmon – Director, AANM
DIWAN6 Planning Committee:
Devon Akmon, Director
Elizabeth Barrett-Sullivan, Curator of Exhibits
Isra El-beshir, Curator of Education and Public Programming
Jumana Salamey, Deputy Director
Kim Silarski, Communications Manager