Komaroff, Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head, Art of the Middle East, and Offendum, Syrian American rapper and spoken word artist, get together for a chat on the occasion of L.A. County’s Muslim American Heritage Month. Back in 2015, Offendum recorded a spoken word performance inside LACMA’s Damascus Room — a unique installation in which a traditional Syrian home was relocated intact to the museum. Now the pair revisits the Damascus Room installation in light of subsequent societal shifts that also touch on the role of our cultural institutions in community narratives. Thursday, July 16, noon; watch via Zoom at lacma.org


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