We cordially invite you to the grand opening of our new exhibit, What We Carried: Fragments & Memories from Iraq & Syria, on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 PM at Alif Institute. This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Portland based exhibit photographer, Jim Lommasson, will be our special guest at the reception. He will present new images that will be added to the exhibit from local immigrants and refugees.
We hope you will attend the opening event. And please, share this widely with your friends and family!
Exhibit Dates: MARCH 25 - JUNE 3, 2017
Exhibit Hours: TUE - FRI 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM, SAT 10 AM - 4 PM
The exhibit is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC during normal business hours.
What We Carried is a great program for school and group visits.
Contact us to organize a group visit.
Alif Institute is proud to host this unique exhibit from the Arab American National Museum. We invite you to visit this truly wonderful and enlightening piece of growing history. Please bring your family and friends and take part in the captivating stories being told through the power of photography and perseverance.
About the Exhibit: Created by Portland based photographer Jim Lommasson, this living project brings to light the life-changing decisions made by Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland in search of safety and a better life for themselves and their families in the United States. The objects they carried and the intense personal stories behind them combined with personal images illustrate the common threads that bind all of humanity: the love shared for family and friends and the places people call home.
Exhibit Opening: On March 25 at 2:00 PM, Alif community members and friends are invited to celebrate the opening of What We Carried: Fragments & Memories of Iraq and Syria. Photographer Jim Lommasson will be visiting us from Portland, Oregon for our opening and will be adding new material from our Iraqi and Syrian communities to help the exhibit continue to be successful in connecting humanity. Join us March 25 and meet Mr. Lommasson!
This exhibit, on loan from the Arab American National Museum, will be on display at Alif through June 3. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Schools and community groups are encouraged to call ahead to make a reservation.
If you would like to support this special exhibit with a donation, please use the convenient button below and specify "What We Carried" in the comment section.
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