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Lalla Essaydi, Bullets Revisited #15, 2012

The I AM exhibition global tour premiered in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan on May 3 and was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi, the Founder and President of The Royal Society of Fine Arts.  Hundreds attended the official opening at the newly renovated National Gallery of Fine Arts from diverse walks of life.   Many of the participating artists were also present, with a number flying in from other countries. 
Special thanks go to H.R.H. Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi for her belief in the importance of this exhibition, and Dr. Khalid Khreis, the Director General of the National Gallery of Fine Arts, for hosting the I AM exhibition so generously.


The I AM exhibition also served as a catalyst for a variety of events and programs around the exhibition in each location to stimulate discussion, dialogue and education, promoting further understanding around the exhibition’s peacebuilding theme. In Amman, an exciting schedule of programs and events were held (i.e. concerts, artist’s talk, etc). CARAVAN also partnered with The Ahliyyah School for Girls in order to develop the educational component for youth around the I AM exhibition focused on teenage girls in both public and private schools.  Through a series of fields visits and associated workshops around I AM, the exhibition’s themes were explored – i.e. women's contribution to peace, interreligious harmony (Christian and Muslim), as well as how they see the future and the role they themselves expect to play and opportunities they hope for.

Premiered in Amman, Jordan
Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Opening at National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan


CARAVAN EVENTS in AMMAN (around the I AM exhibition)
Jahida Webe Concert
Al Hussein Cultural Centre

May 2, Tuesday, 6.00pm

Al Hussein Cultural Center

Spiritual Concert with Jahida Wehbe from Lebanon

Organized by the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies 

under the Patronage of H.R.H. Prince Hassan bin Talal 

[To listen to a song at the concert, see: Jahida Wehbe]

Hanaa Malallah talk
Hanaa Malallah artist's talk, Amman, Jordan

May 4, Thursday, 6.00pm

Jordan National Gallery of Fine Art

The Role of Art in Empowering Women

Artist's talk with Iraqi artist Hanaa Malallah

[To see photos: Hanaa Malallah]

Organ Concert
Organ Concert with Calvert Johnson, Amman, Jordan

May 6, Saturday, 7.00pm

Church of the Redeemer, Jabal Amman

Organ Concert: Middle East & Women Composers

with organist Calvert Johnson

[To see photos of the concert: Calvert Johnson]

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Educational Program

CARAVAN partnered with The Ahliyyah School for Girls to deliver a number of educational field trips to the exhibition for girl students from The Ahliyyah School for Girls and also from girls public schools in Amman., Jordan.

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