Middle Eastern War-Refugee Stories

The Miller Art Museum will open its new exhibition, Mitli Mitlak (Like You, Like Me), on March 2. On display until April 15, it will feature the work of visual artists of Arabic descent from the Middle East and North Africa. The contemporary works include painting, photography and drawing, all telling stories of refuge, displacement, war and contemporary visual culture. A theater production at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will complement this visual-arts exhibition.

Habibah Sheikh, a curator and performance artist from Lebanon, organized the exhibition. “I hope that through this exhibition, people realize that we all have so much in common,” Sheikh said.

The artists include Hani Alqam (Jordan), Thameur Mejri (Tunisia), Sinan Hussein (Iraq), Wael Darwish (Egypt), Ahmed Nagy (Egypt), Klaudja Sulaj (Albania), Lucas Paleocrassas (Greece), Abbas Yousif (Bahrain), Basel Uraiqat (Jordan), Mohammed Al Hawajri (Palestine), May Murad (Palestine), Haitham Khatib (Syria) and Hassan Meer (Oman).

The opening reception will be held March 2, 3-4:30 pm. The accompanying TAP performances will run March 1 and 2, both at  7:30 pm; and March 3, 1 pm. A documentary video screening will follow the March 3 live performance. For more details, visit

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