Week Six in Amman

This week my friends and I hit a local art museum. There was some great stuff in there. A lot of it was focused on the Syrian civil war and the Israeli settler-colonial state. So, while it focused on tragedies, the art maintained a certain beauty that only tragedy can bring: the beauty of raw human emotion and loss. It was incredible witnessing these peoples’ stories through a medium such as art. Even more effective, in my opinion, than listening or reading about the stories. Art, especially in the Arab world, has such a great narrational style which greatly enhances its reception in the public world. I loved this museum: Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts.