Grand Opening: Arab American National Museum

Today marks the grand opening of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI. El-Ahram Weekly has a write-up of the museum, with a focus on comedian Ahmed Ahmed and rapper Iron Sheikh.

The museum, a 38,500- square-foot facility in Dearborn, Michigan, houses a collection of Arab-American artifacts, an exhibit of Arab achievements in fields like architecture and science, a history of the community in the US and, most significantly, the contributions of Arab- Americans to US culture and entertainment. Both Ahmed Ahmed and the Iron Sheikh will be featured not only as performers but as actual exhibits.

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5 thoughts on “Grand Opening: Arab American National Museum

  1. salaams (don’t mean to offend if you’re not religious)

    just wanted to say i really like your blog (Moorish Girl). At first it was just the title. (For the purposes of my blog I was calling myself a modern-day moor) so there was a superficial similarity there. I’m not morrocan or
    anything. But I’ve really been thinking alot about the idea of Muslim culture in a more open ended way and some of your entries seemed to complement what I’ve been thinking about (but of course from a very different perspective)

    Anyway..

    my blog is called planet grenada and the url is

    http://www.planetgrenada.blogspot.com

    I guess yours is more cultural/literary while mine is more political/religious I think. And we are literally and figuratively coming from “different places” but I still felt a kindred soul,
    distant cousin if you will.

    Anyway.. Peace

    Abdul-Halim

  2. salaams (don’t mean to offend if you’re not religious)

    just wanted to say i really like your blog (Moorish Girl). At first it was just the title. (For the purposes of my blog I was calling myself a modern-day moor) so there was a superficial similarity there. I’m not morrocan or
    anything. But I’ve really been thinking alot about the idea of Muslim culture in a more open ended way and some of your entries seemed to complement what I’ve been thinking about (but of course from a very different perspective)

    Anyway..

    my blog is called planet grenada and the url is

    http://www.planetgrenada.blogspot.com

    I guess yours is more cultural/literary while mine is more political/religious I think. And we are literally and figuratively coming from “different places” but I still felt a kindred soul,
    distant cousin if you will.

    Anyway.. Peace

    Abdul-Halim

  3. Hey Abdul-Halim,

    Thanks for the compliments. Just want to make sure you know Moorish Girl is not by blog, but the blog of fellow writer Laila Lalami. She is fabulous. I blog over there on Fridays. Rockslinga is my own blog. I’d love to check out planet grenada. Thanks for link.

  4. Ok, my mistake. I thought Moorish Girl was yours since you had posted in it but I guess you were just a guest there? Anyway.. take care.

    Peace

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