Sunday, October 27, 2013

PAST: SPECIAL EXHIBIT: "Peace & Hope: 1760 ft Art Exhibit by 1000+ Syrian Refugee Children" on The National Mall FRI, Oct 24th - MON, Oct 27th, Open from 8:00am - 3:30pm, Free

"Peace & Hope: 1760 ft Art Exhibit by 1000+ Syrian Refugee Children" on The National Mall
Thursday, October 23rd - Monday, October 27th
See facebook invite and eventbrite for details

'Peace & Hope: A Gift From the Children of Syria to the World' is an apolitical cultural diplomacy exhibit aimed at educating the American public about the plight of Syrian children & youth.

Friday, October 24th - Sunday, October 27th
8:00am - Sunset, daily

Monday, October 27th
8:00am - 3:30pm

About the exhibit: Painted by 1,000+ children and youth in the Shakespeare Tent, Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, Peace & Hope tells the story of Syrian children/youth impacted by over 3 years of conflict that has left millions displaced. Under the leadership of Syrian actor Nawar Bulbul, over the course of a few months, children and youth of all ages were invited to paint what "peace and hope" mean to them.

The art exhibit is over 1/3 miles long (536 meters - 1,760 feet) and weighs over 300 lbs (136 kilograms). The backdrop of the exhibit will be the US Capitol from one side, Washington Memorial from the other side, and directly in front of the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art. The exhibit is supported by over 25 organizations including UNHCR and UN-Habitat. It will remain up during the Marine Corps Marathon and will feature a UNHCR tent to simulate life in a refugee camp, where the canvas was made.  The art installation is part of a larger public affairs initiative, #RestoreHappy. To learn more:

On the National Mall
between 6th & 7th St NW on Jefferson Dr
Metro: Smithsonian or L'Enfant Plaza

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