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Iraqi Art

Al-Mutanabbi Street: Not Turning the Page

Deborah Stambler | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Deborah Stambler

Described as the cultural and intellectual center of Iraq, bookstores, cafes and outdoor book stalls line Al-Mutanabbi street. On March 5, 2007 a bomb exploded there, killing 30 and wounding 100.

Iraq's National Museum Recovers Lost Treasures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

One largely untold cost of the Iraq war is the toll the instability took on the nation's art institutions. Baghdad's National Museum, once so excl...

WATCH: Qamar Hashim, Iraqi Photographer, Is Coolest 8-Year Old Ever

Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts

Just try and watch the following video without smiling. Seeing 8-year old Qamar Hashim handle a camera the size of his face and hearing his remarkably...

WATCH: Heartwarming Story, Iraqi Woman Becomes Artist At 75

Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts

It is hard to make it today as an artist no matter what. As an Iraqi woman growing up amidst war, poverty and oppression, Haji Khanem had many additio...

INTERNATIONAL ART: Iraqi Contemporary Art: The Effects of War and Exile

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Source: Mutual Art Driven out of war-torn Iraq and dispersed around the globe, Iraqi contemporary artists - struggling to maintain a unique presenc...