March 19 – June 5, 2011
Meridian presents an exhibition of over one hundred reproductions of photographs and documents culled from private and public archives around the United States and Afghanistan. Created for the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of the United States in Kabul, the exhibit chronicles the relationship between our two countries beginning with initial contacts in the early 20th century and continuing through the late 1970s.
Viewers will learn about the first Afghan diplomatic mission to the United States in 1921, the establishment of diplomatic relations in the mid-1930s, and other important developments. Thematic sections in the exhibition include official visits, education and outreach, cultural exchanges, and infrastructure development. Each served to strengthen the friendship between the United States and Afghanistan. This museum-quality display will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue, exhibition poster, website, and education materials. Meridian will oversee the production of a catalogue in Dari and Pashto.
Following the U.S. venue, this ground-breaking exhibition will travel to Kabul and also visit other locations in Afghanistan.