An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives

Sandy Spring Museum is temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. All public visits, programs, and events are postponed until further notice. We are not announcing a re-opening date at this time.

Click here to virtually view this exhibit.

On exhibit March 5-May 31, 2020
Exhibit Reception Sunday, March 8 from 1-3 pm (registration required)

Jews and Muslims Making Art Together (JAMMART) is a group of unaffiliated, Muslim, and Jewish artists, that gathered together in 2008 for the purpose of creating art, learning about each other’s beliefs and values, and ultimately becoming friends. As they learned more about one another, they decided to create a work of art that focused on areas of deep intersection. The resulting work, composed of paint, fiber, metal, glass, ceramic, and wood, is a declaration of the beauty contained within the two religions and the intermingling of shared values and beliefs.

An American Story exhibits the original JAMMART artwork plus works by sixteen individual artists who are members of JAMMART – all of whom are immigrants, children of immigrants, or grandchildren of immigrants.  JAMMART hopes that these works can be a reminder of the ideals that the United States was founded upon.  JAMMART’s members want their art to show the power of friendship, community, faith, hope, and love.