EPICENTER X COMMUNITY EVENT: ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM, DEARBORN

09 Jul 2017 -
ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
DEARBORN, MI

PART OF BRIDGES 2016 - 2017: AN ITHRA INITIATIVE

The Arab American National Museum hosted a free event on Sunday, July 9 in conjunction with Epicenter X. The afternoon consisted of a series of short films, live panel discussions with some of the Saudi artists in town, art, and culture.

ABOUT KING ABDULAZIZ CENTER FOR WORLD CULTURE

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, known as ithra, is a one-of-a-kind institution that brings together multiple offerings under one roof. From arts and culture to science and innovation, this bold initiative by Saudi Aramco promises a continuous journey of enrichment designed to energize the next knowledge economy of Saudi Arabia.

ithra aims to make a positive and tangible impact on the cultural scene by focusing on building local talents in the knowledge and creative industries. Blending iconic architectural design with advanced technology, and unique learning methods with enriching programs, ithra is an infinitely inspiring platform for explorers, learners, creators, and leaders–a thriving hub of knowledge, creativity and cross-cultural engagement.

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strives to achieve its ambitious national development goals to transition to a knowledge-based economy, ithra acts as a bridge connecting cultures and cultivating a creative and innovative community.

ABOUT THE ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

Since opening its doors in 2005, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) has remained the nation’s only cultural institution to document, preserve and present the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans. Located in Dearborn, Michigan, amid the largest concentrations of Arab Americans in the United States, AANM presents exhibitions and a wide range of public programs in Michigan and in major cities across the country. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, AANM continues its commitment to dispelling misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities, as well as shedding light on the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.

AANM is one of just four Michigan Affiliates of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

AANM is a founding member of Detroit–area arts collective CultureSource as well as the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

Most recently, AANM was selected to join the National Performance Network. AANM is an institution of ACCESS, the Dearborn, Michigan– based human service agency founded in 1971.

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