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Art Exhibit: Imagination of Salvation

Date & Time

Apr. 20, 2023
4:00pm – 6:00pm ET


4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


The Middle East Program was pleased to host the opening reception of Bryanna Millis’ Imagination of Salvation: Actions on the Land art exhibit.

Al Azraq is a former oasis in the Eastern desert of Jordan that has been severely impacted by 30 years of over-pumping groundwater and resource mismanagement. From 2017-2019, Millis worked with local partners through artwork, groundwater replenishment, and spiritual self-awareness to bring Al Azraq back into balance. In Imagination of Salvation: Actions on the Land, she becomes intimate with the past, present, and possible future to create a visual lexicon — through physical engagement with the land, mixed-media collage, poetry, and local memories — for the alchemical transmutation of “lead” into “gold.”

We welcomed Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States Dina Kawar for opening remarks, followed by an artist talk with Bryanna Millis about the development of and inspiration behind her pieces. 

Hosted By

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

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