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Art Exhibit: "Al- Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"

Art Exhibit: "Al- Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:00am to Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:00pm
Eliot D. Pratt Library at Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd.
Plainfield, VT

The Eliot D. Pratt Library welcomes this traveling book art exhibit, on display from July 4 to October 10, 2014.

The impetus for creating this exhibit of book art and poetry was a 2007 car bomb explosion on Al-Mutanabbi Street in the historic bookselling district of Baghdad, Iraq. The bombing was a deliberate attack on the literary and intellectual life of Baghdad, killing over 30 people, wounding more than a hundred.

Al-Mutanabbi Street represents a cultural community that embraces intellectual activities and freedom of religion. Participating artists express their feelings and thoughts in response to the bombing.

This exhibit of astounding art and writings creates awareness, and it may inspire us to take responsible action in the world.

View the PHOTO SLIDESHOW below:

Created with flickr slideshow.

 

Questions? Contact clara.bruns@goddard.edu.