Samia Halaby will be presenting the keynote address at the grand opening of the Palestine Museum USA, on April 22 in Woodbridge Connecticut. Followed by Halaby's speech the ceremony will feature literary readings, video screenings, a dedication of the museums lobby mural to Rachel Corrie, as well as a concert by renowned Palestinian musicians.
The mission of the first permanent Palestinian museum in all of North and South America is to celebrate Palestinian artistic and cultural expression, tell the Palestinian story to a worldwide audience, and promote the research and preservation of Palestinian history. Samia Halaby painting Our Beautiful Land of Palestine Stolen in the Night of History will be featured in the permanent collection of the Palestine Museum
Image: Samia Halaby, Our Beautiful Land of Palestine Stolen in the Night of History, 2016, acrylic on linen, 96.5 x 177.5 cm