Over the five years since we began DIWAN, we have seen an active network of Arab American artists and scholars of the arts really come together to support one another, share ideas and strategies, and create – together. The fusion and energy generated among you over this weekend, tells us that DIWAN 2011 NYC continued to advance our collective purpose as well as the individual careers for you: our talented and accomplished arts community. We hope that you have come away knowing that the Arab American National Museum values and celebrates your contributions to American culture.
The feedback from your audiences and the conversation between our leadership team at the AANM and with our partners at ALWAN and MEMEAC can be conveyed by one feeling: exhileration.
Thank you for your fine presentations, for moderating our panel discussions, and for all that you will craft between now and when we come together, again.
With warm admiration-
DIWAN 2011 NYC
Arab American National Museum
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