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Journey into the Arts of the Arab World . . .

he start of the 3rd millenium marks the 70th anniversary of the Patron of Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, the Arab Bank, established in Jerusalem in 1930.

To celebrate this important event, the Darat Al Funun has organized a special program reviving the cultural history of the Arab people to run throughout the whole year, under the title "Journey into the Arts of the Arab World".

The inaugural ceremony begins in January, highlighting the arts from the Arabian Peninsula (Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen), together with the visual arts, literature, music and other forms of self-expression will be included. The program continues in March with the arts of the Valley of the Nile (Egypt and Sudan), to be followed by the arts of the Mesopotamia "Wadi Al Rafidain" (Iraq). Then in July, the arts of Greater Syria "Bilad Al Sham" (Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon). The end of the year 2000 will be closed with the arts of "Arab Maghreb" countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya).

This whole year celebration program has been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday 11/1/2000-Thursday 3/3/2000 Exhibition by Artists from the Arabian Peninsula Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen

Tuesday 8/3/2000-Thursday 12/5/2000 Exhibition by Artists from the Valley of the Nile Egypt and Sudan

Tuesday 17/5/2000-Thursday 7/7/2000 Exhibition by Artists from Valley of the Rafidain Iraq

Tuesday 11/7/2000-Thursday 12/10/2000 Exhibition by Artists from Bilad Al-Sham (1) Jordan

Tuesday 17/10/2000-Thursday 28/12/2000 Exhibition by Artists from Bilad Al-Sham (2) Lebanon, Palestine and Syria

Monday 22/1/2001-Thursday 22/3/2001 Exhibition by Artists from the Arab Maghreb Algeria , Morocco and Tunisia

 

"the exhibition is from the collections of The Arab Bank and The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation".

 

Darat Al Funun, P.O. Box 940255, Amman 11194, Jordan Tel.: 4643251/2 Fax 4643253 Internet address: http://www.daratalfunun.org E-mail address: daratf@shoman.org.jo

 

 

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