January 30, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at The Phillips Collection
part of a series on Roots
About the speaker
Malaka Gharib is an artist and a journalist based in Washington, D.C. She is the author of “I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir,” about being first-generation Filipino Egyptian American. She is a writer and editor on NPR’s science desk, reporting on global health and development topics such as humanitarian aid and gender and income inequality.
She also writes for NPR on her experience as the child of immigrants, from talking to her Filipino mom about mental health to hosting an Eid feast for her Muslim father. Her art – including a comic on the history of pimiento cheese in the Philippines and eating Chinese food in Paris – have been published in Catapult, The Nib, Saveur Magazine, NPR, The Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The New York Times Style Magazine. She is the founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair and The Runcible Spoon, a zine about food and fantasy.
She graduated from Syracuse University with a dual major in magazine journalism and marketing.
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The Phillips Collection is home to an extraordinary collection of more than 5,000 works ranging from French impressionism and American modernism to contemporary art. By displaying superb works in an intimate setting, founder Duncan Phillips hoped to encourage visitors to appreciate new, challenging forms of artistic expression. Art from different eras and places is often juxtaposed and changes often to suggest visual “conversations.”