Bethlehem Beyond the Wall

Exhibit Brings Stories of Everyday Life in Bethlehem to New York

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The Museum of the Palestinian People’s new travelling exhibition” Bethlehem Beyond the Wall” offers visitors a rare glimpse of Bethlehem from the perspective of the city’s residents. The exhibition will be housed in Manhattan College at Kelly 5A from Feb 19th – 27th 10 am – 7 pm Monday through Saturday.

Everyone recognizes Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus, few know that the city has a rich modern culture. Throughout history, Bethlehem has been a site of tragedy, struggle and survival. Today the area including Bethlehem and its surrounding villages is home to 100,000 people, the site of three refugee camps, and four generations of refugees. Bethlehem Beyond the Wall seeks to show the city through the eyes of people who've lived there for centuries. The exhibition includes roughly 100 photographic images organized into discrete sections, 7 paintings (acrylic on canvas), 4 video interviews, and a series of maps to help viewers locate Bethlehem inside shifting political boundaries.