Lands Of Water Exhibit

Written on December 2, 2013, by

Lands of Water Announcement


Daily Iraqi Life Art Exhibit at Macalester College

Written on August 2, 2013, by

Please join us at the Daily Iraqi Life Art Exhibit, open September 9-30th, 8AM-8PM, to observe and understand the connection the St. Paul/Minneapolis community maintains with our sister city of Najaf, Iraq and local Iraqi refugees. 

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IARP Exhibit Featured at Veterans for Peace National Convention

Written on July 27, 2013, by

The Iraqi American Reconciliation Project (IARP) is excited to take part in the Veterans for Peace Convention August 11-13  in downtown Madison at the Concourse Hotel and Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative (see an article about the event here). Convention displays will show various forms of art relating to war and peace. IARP’s portion of the exhibit will be in University Room C, and contain paintings and photographs by contemporary Iraqi artists and engaging, personal books created by IARP, Iraqi refugees, and U.S. veterans.

Welcome to Iraqi Artist Fatin Al-Jumaily!

Written on June 6, 2013, by

IARP and supporters are hosting Iraqi artist Fatin Al-Jumaily in Minnesota to participate in the Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. Below are photos of Fatin and her husband, Watheq, in Minnesota. Special thanks to hosts Pat Owen, Hend Al-Mansour, and David Penchansky!


‘Not About Bombs’ Opens at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago

Written on March 25, 2013, by

On March 9, 2013, IARP’s exhibition Not About Bombs opened at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. To view photos from the opening, click here. To view video of the panel discussion at the opening on YouTube, click here.

“Painting has the ability to reach out and reconcile… for it is near to the soul”

Written on March 8, 2013, by

IARP is helping an Iraqi artist, Fatin Al-Jumaily, apply for the summer Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The following is a message from Fatin (thank you to IARP Board Member Salam Murtada for the translation):


Not About Bombs Opens in Chicago on March 9 at the National Veterans Art Museum

Written on February 15, 2013, by

Curated by Tricia Khutoretsky and presented by IARP, Not About Bombs addresses how a female perspective can fit into the modern context of turmoil and conflict through art and avoid falling into the typical ways that women are represented and misrepresented. The exhibit will open at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago on March 9, 2013. Featured Iraqi and Iraqi-American women artists are Sundus Abdul Hadi, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Julie Adnan, Dena Al-Adeeb, and Sama Alshaibi.


The Dance of Words

Written on February 4, 2013, by

IARP is a sponsor of a new exhibit opening on February 25 in Minneapolis, The Dance of Words, a group exhibit of artworks that reference the use of text and calligraphic traditions found in many languages and cultures. Iraqi-American artist Ayad Alkadhi is among the featured artists. The exhibit is organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery and the Arab American Cultural Institute in Minnesota.

Dates of Exhibit: February 25 – March 15, 2013
Exhibit Location and Hours: Quarter Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


Photos: Reception with Iraqi Authors and Filmmakers at the University of St. Thomas

Written on January 29, 2013, by

On January 24, 2013, IARP co-hosted a reception with Iraqi and American veteran authors and filmmakers. The featured authors and filmmakers were refugees, immigrants, and veterans who created books and videos about their stories in Veterans Book Project workshops with IARP and The Advocates for Human Rights in 2012.

The reception was co-hosted by IARP, The Advocates, and the International Leadership Program at the University of St. Thomas. To view the books and videos online, visit

Photos below were taken by Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography (


Iraq-Minnesota connections: Mohamed Miran, aircraft engineer and refugee

Written on January 23, 2013, by


An article in the TC Daily Planet highlighted a video made by IARP and an Iraqi refugee living in Minneapolis: