Posted on June 04, 2013 in Arab American Institute

The Arab world has a rich cultural history, and boasts some of the most beautiful literature and visual arts in the world. From the intricate marble and tile work at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca to the maqama of Al-Hamadhani; and even ceramics and paintings commissioned and reproduced throughout Renaissance Europe, a wealth of treasures remain in the worlds museums and libraries that speak to the tremendous talents, innovations, and artistry of the Arab world.

Contemporary artists—Arab, Muslim, and Arab American—draw on those traditions to create new works in every field. The AAI Foundation has been fortunate to work with artists from Arab American comedians and poets to Arab filmmakers and singers.

Below you will find articles about artists and performers, exhibits, and resources for both art lovers and artists. We encourage you to contact us at to share additional resources.



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