Arab American National Museum

Arab American National Museum The Arab American National Museum is a proud Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington,
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Thank you for the shoutout from Visit Detroit ✨
01/08/2024

Thank you for the shoutout from Visit Detroit ✨

It may be cold out, but things are heating up already in Detroit for 2024! 🔥 With the NFL Draft on its way, multiple anticipated openings slated for this year, and many incredible festivals and events, this January is the perfect time to connect and experience Detroit's energy. 🏙️✨

Because yes, there are 30+ things to do in the D in January too! Check out our list below. We’ve broken everything down by category so be sure to tag someone below you want to experience it with. 👇❄️

Detroit Architecture Tours
🌆 Saturdays: Fisher Building Tours by Pure Detroit
🏙️ Jan 20: Detroit Opera House Tour by Detroit Historical Society
🌃 Jan 28: Music Hall Center Tour by Detroit Historical Society

Detroit Sports
🏈 Detroit Lions games: Jan 7th and home playoff game
🏒 Detroit Red Wings games: Jan 11, 13, 21, 23, 25, 27, & 31
🏀 Detroit Pistons games: Jan 9, 10, 12, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, & 28 Lions
🛼 Jan 13: Detroit Roller Derby at the Masonic Temple

Winter Cheer
🔥🧊 Jan 5-7: Fire and Ice Festival at the Detroit Riverfront
🎶 Jan 18-21: Motown Magic Weekend at the Detroit Riverfront
✨ Through Jan 16: Northern Lights at Beacon Park
⛸️ All month: Rink at Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit

Live Entertainment
🤸 Jan 6-7: Cirque du Soleil at Little Caesars Arena
💬 Jan 12: Chris Tucker at Fox Theatre
🎤 Jan 12: Cedric the Entertainer at MotorCity Casino
🎶 Jan 15: Madonna at Little Caesars Arena
😈 Jan 24-31: Wicked at Detroit Opera
🦕 Jan 27: Dinosaur World Live at The Fisher Theatre

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
🗣️ MLK Day Detroit Rally and March
⚖️ MLK at the The Henry Ford
🎙️ MLK Day at the Wright Museum
📣 MLK at the Detroit Historical Museum
🔊 Let Freedom Ring at Fox Theatre
🖌️ MLK Nights at Painting with a Twist

Art and Museum Exhibits
🧿 Arab American National Museum- Doris Bittar
🖌️ MOCAD - Mark Thomas Gibson
🖼️ Detroit Institute of Arts - After Cubism
🎨 Cranbrook Art Museum Current Exhibits
🧱 Through Jan 12: Michigan Science Center LEGO Towers of Tomorrow

Explore with the Visit Detroit Passes
🍕 Detroit Pizza Pass
🍻 Detroit Brew Trail
🚶 Explore Detroit Pass

Head to visitdetroit.com for more details and things to do! https://bit.ly/47xWmU0 🔗🏙️

12/29/2023

On behalf of everyone at AANM, we want to say alf shukr, which is Arabic for "1,000 thanks!" Whether you visited the Museum, attended one of our programs or experienced AANM’s virtual offerings, your engagement has allowed us to expand our shared mission and vision.

This year, we served nearly 20,000 people; gained over 50% increase in social media following on Instagram; and added 157 objects and 81 oral histories to our Collection. These objects, or artifacts, and oral histories are donated by Arab Americans around the country to help the Museum preserve and present the Arab American story. Thanks to your support, AANM connected hundreds of diverse communities across the nation to Arab American experiences through programs such as the Arab Film Festival, JAM3A, the Arab American Book Awards, and so much more.

Keep following in 2024 for another year of art, history, music, community and culture, here in Metro Detroit. 🧿

bit.ly/aanm2023ye

Thank you for the shoutout History at the Free Library of Philadelphia ✨
12/26/2023

Thank you for the shoutout History at the Free Library of Philadelphia ✨

The Arab American National Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is located in Dearborn, Michigan but offers many resources online as well! Checkout their digital museum and archival collections here to learn more about the history, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans: https://arabamericanmuseum.org/learn/collections-research/

📸: Photograph of the Syrian Ladies Aid Society at Boston's 1925 Armistice Day Parade, co-founder Hannah Sabbagh Shakir is the second woman from the left

A year in art: AANM EXHIBITIONS OF 2023 - reCRAFTING Histories by Zahra Almajidi- Cultivate & Grow: An Artists + Residen...
12/23/2023

A year in art: AANM EXHIBITIONS OF 2023

- reCRAFTING Histories by Zahra Almajidi
- Cultivate & Grow: An Artists + Residents Retrospective
- كینونة – Existence by Almigdad Aldikhaiiry
- Colonial Colonnade by Doris Bittar (on display now)
 
Cheers to all the amazing artists who graced us with their work in 2023 🍾🥂We can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for Arab American artists and creatives. 
 
To all the artists out there: We have a full calendar of events and programming for artists coming up in 2024. Keep creating! And we hope to see you soon. ❤️

🖼️ AANM is staying open today (12/23) and next weekend (12/29-12/30) despite the holidays. Don’t miss your chance to see “Colonial Colonnade” in person!

This was such a great event. Congrats to these student filmmakers on their wonderful works!
12/22/2023

This was such a great event. Congrats to these student filmmakers on their wonderful works!

12/21/2023

AANM Community Historians are committed to documenting and preserving the important stories of Arab Americans nationwide to pass on to future generations. Help us amplify Arab American testimonies by giving today. For more information, visit bit.ly/aanm2023ye ❤️

Words for Palestine is now live! Tune in now:
12/21/2023

Words for Palestine is now live! Tune in now:

Join AANM for Words for Palestine, an evening of prose & poetry and solidarity. Readings by: Susan Muaddi Darraj, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Laila Halaby, and Ghassa...

12/18/2023

We are the storytellers of today and the ancestors of tomorrow. Join us in ensuring our community’s history is told accurately by supporting AANM’s continuous efforts to document, preserve and amplify our crucial stories.

➡️ bit.ly/aanm2023ye ⬅️

This Wednesday! ❤️🍉
12/18/2023

This Wednesday! ❤️🍉

ONLINE VIA LIVESTREAM: Free with RSVP, register at https://arabamericanmuseum.org/event/words-for-palestine/ ❤️💚🤍Join AA...
12/15/2023

ONLINE VIA LIVESTREAM:
Free with RSVP, register at https://arabamericanmuseum.org/event/words-for-palestine/

❤️💚🤍

Join AANM for Words for Palestine, an evening of prose, poetry and solidarity. The night will feature readings by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Laila Halaby and Ghassan Zeineddine.

We encourage you to make a donation to support the work of Palestine Legal and PCRF - Palestine Children's Relief Fund. Palestine Legal is an organization dedicated to protecting the civil and constitutional rights of people in the U.S. who speak out for Palestinian freedom. PCRF is the primary humanitarian organization in Palestine, providing crucial and life-saving relief and humanitarian aid in Gaza.

Open call for art from A.M. Qattan Foundation 🇵🇸
12/13/2023

Open call for art from A.M. Qattan Foundation 🇵🇸

In response to the escalating genocidal w_ar by the Is/raeli occu/pation ar/my against the Palestinian people, a group of Palestinian artists is convening to explore the role of art in the current crisis. Drawing inspiration from the impactful contributions of artists in the 1970s and 1980s, the group invites Palestinian artists worldwide to collectively reflect on the current w/ar.

The goal is to create new works that capture the essence of this pivotal period and examine the role of art in the pursuit of justice. By learning from past experiences, the artists aim to shape resilient narratives that resist colonial policies both now and in the future.

For more information & to apply: https://bit.ly/3uLqDRo

Join us at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for Families for Palestine: A Day of Art and Learning + Artisan Market. All ages are ...
12/08/2023

Join us at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for Families for Palestine: A Day of Art and Learning + Artisan Market. All ages are welcome; free with registration: bit.ly/aanm-fam4pali

Image: Palestinian Nemer Ziyad of Ziyad Brand being interviewed by AANM Community Historian Shatha Najim  We are the sto...
12/06/2023

Image: Palestinian Nemer Ziyad of Ziyad Brand being interviewed by AANM Community Historian Shatha Najim

We are the storytellers of today and the ancestors of tomorrow. During this critical time, AANM remains committed to our responsibility to uplift our community, provide a platform for Arab American voices and educate diverse audiences. Your kind contribution will sustain AANM’s mission to continue documenting Arab American experiences as they offer a deeper understanding about the historical roots of this moment to present and future generations. Together, we will shape a narrative of strength and solidarity.

To donate, please visit: https://bit.ly/aanm2023ye

12/06/2023
We hope to see you this December ❄️❄️ Please visit arabamericanmuseum.org/experience to register for events and for more...
12/04/2023

We hope to see you this December ❄️❄️ Please visit arabamericanmuseum.org/experience to register for events and for more information ☃️☃️

Submissions open until March 1st! 📚📚 The Arab American Book Award is an honor given each year to outstanding books writt...
12/01/2023

Submissions open until March 1st! 📚📚 The Arab American Book Award is an honor given each year to outstanding books written by or about Arab Americans. We have awarded more than 100 books and every year we are honoring more titles and authors. Our book award is the only one in the nation created specifically to honor Arab American writers and books about the Arab American experience. For more information, please visit arabamericanmuseum.org/book-awards

Today, November 29th is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. 🇵🇸Join us along with A Host of ...
11/29/2023

Today, November 29th is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. 🇵🇸

Join us along with A Host of People and Ashtar for Theatre Productions and Training عشتار لإنتاج وتدريب المسرح for this special performance of the Gaza Monologues, here in the AANM auditorium. Free with registration. 🎭

The Ashtar for Theatre Productions and Training عشتار لإنتاج وتدريب المسرح in Ramallah, Palestine has issued the following call of action,

“ASHTAR Theatre, due to the horrific war taking place in Gaza, is launching an urgent request to all its friends and theater makers around the world to publicly read or perform The Gaza Monologues on November 29th, 2023; The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - a significant day for those who value justice, equality, and freedom for the Palestinian people.

The Gaza Monologues are testimonies written by ASHTAR youth in 2010, after the first war on the Gaza Strip. Tragically, these Monologues are still accurate today. They are highlighting the horrors, hopes and resilience of the courageous Gazans to a wider audience, bringing out the voices of children and people in Gaza.”

Join AANM with A Host of People on November 29th for this special performance.

FREE WITH REGISTRATION:
https://arabamericanmuseum.org/event/the-gaza-mono-logues/?event_date=2023-11-29

11/28/2023
Join us 7-9 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 8 for a night of short films from and about Yemen. These films have been created by a w...
11/27/2023

Join us 7-9 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 8 for a night of short films from and about Yemen. These films have been created by a wide range of talented filmmakers both from Yemen and in the diaspora. All films will have English subtitles.

Presented in partnership with Al Yamaniah and Yemen Art Base.

11/24/2023

⭐️SPECIAL HOURS⭐️
AANM is open on Friday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Come by to learn about Arab American history and culture.

11/21/2023
The Ashtar for Theatre Productions and Training  عشتار لإنتاج وتدريب المسرح in Ramallah, Palestine has issued the follow...
11/20/2023

The Ashtar for Theatre Productions and Training عشتار لإنتاج وتدريب المسرح in Ramallah, Palestine has issued the following call of action,

“ASHTAR Theatre, due to the horrific war taking place in Gaza, is launching an urgent request to all its friends and theater makers around the world to publicly read or perform The Gaza Monologues on November 29th, 2023; The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - a significant day for those who value justice, equality, and freedom for the Palestinian people.

The Gaza Monologues are testimonies written by ASHTAR youth in 2010, after the first war on the Gaza Strip. Tragically, these Monologues are still accurate today. They are highlighting the horrors, hopes and resilience of the courageous Gazans to a wider audience, bringing out the voices of children and people in Gaza.”

Join AANM with A Host of People on November 29th for this special performance.

FREE WITH REGISTRATION:
https://arabamericanmuseum.org/event/the-gaza-mono-logues/?event_date=2023-11-29

TONIGHT:
11/15/2023

TONIGHT:

Streaming now:
11/15/2023

Streaming now:

11/13/2023

The National Arab Orchestra in partnership with the Arab American National Museum, Mohra Events, and UNRWA USA presents, Harmony for Humanity: Gaza Relief Concert paying homage to the rich cultural tapestry of the Arab world. Join us as we embark on a captivating journey through the Arab world, guided by enchanting melodies, rhythmic beats, and captivating stories that encapsulate the essence of this diverse and culturally rich region. All proceeds go to UNRWA USA in support of their work in Gaza. Livestream taking place on our YouTube and pages.

Streaming live tonight:
11/13/2023

Streaming live tonight:

Simon Shaheen, a trailblazer in Arab music, has left an indelible mark worldwide. Don't miss his performance and those of other Palestinian artists on November 13.

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