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Washington, DC | Qatar America Institute for Culture & Middle East Institute Tours, with Curator Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah

October 3, 2022 | 2:00 pm

Installation view of an exhibition of photographs

Join ArtTable in Washington, DC for tours at the Qatar America Institute for Culture and the Middle East Institute with curator Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah. We will learn about the QAIC’s new arts initiatives and Perfumery Museum, and tour the exhibition More Than Your Eyes Can See at the MEI. We’ll also have time to chat directly with Jadallah and learn more about her work as a female curator who focuses on narratives of MENA/SWANA (Midde Eastern North African / Southwest Asian and North African) people, who are underrepresented in the arts.


  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • Member Guests/Non-Members – $15

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Qatar Americas Institute for Culture: Face masks are optional.

Middle East Institute: Face masks are optional.

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Both institutions are wheelchair accessible. Please note that we will be standing and walking some short distances (QAIC and MEI are about a block away from each other), and will be standing in the gallery during the tour, but seating can be accommodated if requested. Please email in advance if you'd like to request seating.

If you would like information about accessibility or need particular accommodations for this program, please email Haley at

We will meet at the Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC), located at 1319 18th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036 (directly southeast of Dupont Circle). QAIC is a short walk away from the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) and the N6, L2 and 42 bus lines. There is also garage and 2 hour street parking available.

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About Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah

Headshot of Laila Abdul-Hadi JadallahLaila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah is a seasoned arts administrator, writer and exhibition producer, and curator with more than 15 years of experience. She is the Director of Programs at the Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC), where she oversees the overall strategic and executive direction of QAIC programs and exhibitions. Prior to joining QAIC, she was the inaugural Managing Director of Washington Studio School and has previously held senior-level positions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Art Fraud Insights, and International Arts and Artists, where she worked with numerous arts and cultural partners to lead communications, program development and manage more than 20 major exhibitions. As an independent art consultant and arts writer, she has worked with numerous organizations, partners, and artists to produce or curate exhibitions and programs.

Images: Inside the QAIC Perfumery Museum, courtesy of the QAIC

Qatar America Institute for Culture

1319 18th St NW
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20036 United States
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