Turath: A Virtual Exhibit 


Turath ~ A Virtual Exhibit 

The Khayrallah Center is delighted to announce the release of Turath, a path-breaking virtual exhibit that maps the rich mosaic of early Arab American culture through music, literature, poetry, art, performance, and journalism. Coinciding with the centenary of al-Rabitah al-Qalamiyya, the first Arab literary society in the US, Turath offers a broad and momentous collection of material culture, for general interest and specialized researchers alike. 

Explore fashion icons, like Marie Azeez El-Khoury’s feature on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, the earth-moving performance of Marrie Bayrooty, or the haunting words of Abu Madi’s “The Talkative God.” Turath invokes the power of history through a multimedia platform that is as powerful in the classroom as it is in your home.

Visit the exhibit here and explore its rich stories.

In addition to the online exhibit, Turath features a series of webinars with award-winning and diaspora-bending artists, writers, poets, and musicians:

  • Jan. 13: Omar Offendum
  • Feb. 18: Helen Zughaib
  • Mar. 23: Safia Elhillo
  • Apr. 14: Rabih Alameddine
  • May 06: Tarek Yamani

Space is limited; reserve your spot soon! To RSVP for any of the Turath webinars, please visit our events page.