The purpose of this exhibit is to share the richness of the Middle East and North African (MENA) culture with the Boston College community. These photographs taken by Boston College students illustrate the diversity of peoples, geographies, religions, architecture, and foods from many of the countries that stretch the region. This exhibit, showcased in the Level One Gallery of O’Neill Library for the month of March, celebrates this cultural pluralism. We believe that a glance into many cultures is the first step towards breaking down stereotypes of the region often portrayed by Western media. Instead, we hope to replace these negative images with a lively and dynamic depiction of the MENA region. From Fez, Morocco to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) the Middle East is home to some of the most cosmopolitan cities and stunning environmental phenomenon in the world.
Both the Arab Students Association and the Middle East and Islamic Societies Students Association encourage students, faculty, and staff to continue to explore the rich culture of the Middle East and North Africa with us during MENA Heritage Week from April 13-18, 2015.