A is for Arab: Stereotypes of U.S. Popular Culture

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On Display

  • Monday, September 9 – Sunday, September 15, Multnomah County Library Central Library, Collins Gallery, 810 SW 10th Avenue
  • Monday, September 16 – Sunday, September 22, East Hall, 1st floor, Portland State University, 632 SW Hall Street

About the Exhibition

Powerful, accessible and compelling, A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture, which features images from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive, reveals and critiques stereotypical portrayals of Arabs and Muslims in U.S. popular culture. Providing historical context about these images which range from film stills to comic books to editorial cartoons, this traveling exhibition aims to educate and stimulate discussion about the impact of stereotypes on both individual perceptions and national policy.

This exhibit is presented by New York University’s Asian / Pacific / American Institute and its Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies.