In Images At Avila University, Kansas Citians See A Different View Of Iraq
A photography exhibition at Avila University's Thornhill Gallery counters the current stream of images from the Middle East, when each day brings news about refugees, conflict and despair. It can be easy to forget that the countries people are fleeing aren't just the sum of these images. These places are also filled with a rich history and great works of art.
Kansas Public Radio News Intern Kristin Selby interviews Ala Almousawi, who put together the exhibition "Iraq Infinite Civilization." Almousawi says the people who've left their nations behind haven't left their cultural heritage behind.
'Iraq: Infinite Civilization,' through February 4 at the Thornhill Gallery at Avila University, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64145.