Those concerned about cultural heritage around the world are alarmed by video showing members of the Islamic State — or ISIS — destroying ancient statues in Iraq. They’re also angered by reports that the group has been looting and selling artifacts from Syria. The desecration is especially alarming to one Syrian artist living in D.C. We talk with Essa Neima about an exhibit he has mounted of his own artwork in response to the destruction in and around his native land.


  • Essa Neima Syrian artist; instructor, University of the District of Columbia

Paintings Remember Art Destroyed In Syria


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