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The Museum of the Palestinian People’s new travelling exhibition Bethlehem Beyond the Wall offers visitors a rare glimpse of Bethlehem from the perspective of the city’s residents. The exhibition will be on view at Manhattan College in Kelly 5A from Feb 19 – 27, 10 am – 7 pm Monday through Saturday.

Everyone recognizes Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus, few know that the city has a rich modern culture. Throughout history, Bethlehem has been a site of tragedy, struggle and survival. Today the area including Bethlehem and its surrounding villages is home to 100,000 people, the site of three refugee camps, and four generations of refugees. Bethlehem Beyond the Wall seeks to show the city through the eyes of people who’ve lived there for centuries. The exhibition includes roughly 100 photographs organized into discrete sections, 7 paintings, 4 video interviews, and a series of maps to help viewers locate Bethlehem inside shifting political boundaries. Click here for more information.

Related Events and Programs:

Feb. 19 Opening Reception 5:30-7, Kelly 5A

Feb. 20 Faculty Panel 5:30, Kelly 5B

Monday, Feb. 26: Discussion with artist Elias Halabi, 5:30 p.m., Kelly Commons 4A

Feb. 27 Across the Divide film screening, 5:00 Kelly 5B

The Museum of the Palestinian People is the first museum in the United States to celebrate the culture and people of Palestine. Our vision is to create a permanent place in Washington DC where diverse American audiences experience the Palestinian People’s history, culture and spirit.

Manhattan College is located at 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10471

This event is free and open to the public – RSVP is appreciated here 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you have any questions or would like to sponsor the exhibition, contact us or call us at 202-499-8959

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