Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

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01 Saturday
November 2014
The Artist Sessions presents: After the Revels Saturday, Nov. 1, 2–4 PM
New concert works inspired by ancient Arabic texts by composer Mohammed Fairouz with pianist Lara Downes, baritone Zachary Gordin, and the Del Sol String Quartet.
 
 
 
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02 Sunday
November 2014
Family Fun Day First and Third Sundays, Nov-Dec, 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. November through January, take a trip along the incense roads of the Arabian Peninsula with a gallery guide or Art Cards that promote closer looking at objects.
 
 
 
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09 Sunday
November 2014
Contemporary Perspectives Deconstructing the Veil, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2:00-3:30 PM
The hijab, chador and burqa are often understood as veils worn by women in Muslim societies, but did you know that covering oneself is a tradition shared among all major Abrahamic religions—Christianity, Judaism and Islam? Suzanne El Gamal moderates a panel discussion investigating the veil as part of larger historic and religious traditions, and as a lens to explore Islamophobia, gender politics and stereotypes. Panelists include women who choose to wear and not wear the veil: Ameena Jandali, Zahra Billoo and Nora Talebi.
 
 
 
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16 Sunday
November 2014
Interactive Arab Music with Aswat Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:30–3:00 PM
Zawaya and Aswat invite you to join us for an interactive music event directed by virtuoso violinist and and singer Younes el Makboul. Learn to sing, play Arab percussion instruments and participate in Arab dance circles with the Aswat ensemble.
 
 
 
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16 Sunday
November 2014
Family Fun Day First and Third Sundays, Nov-Dec, 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. November through January, take a trip along the incense roads of the Arabian Peninsula with a gallery guide or Art Cards that promote closer looking at objects.
 
 
 
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07 Sunday
December 2014
Family Fun Day First and Third Sundays, Nov-Dec, 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. November through January, take a trip along the incense roads of the Arabian Peninsula with a gallery guide or Art Cards that promote closer looking at objects.
 
 
 
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14 Sunday
December 2014
The Artists Sessions presents: A Dream on a Train to Marrakesh Sunday, Dec. 14, 2–4 PM
World fusion music of the Arabian Peninsula, with a modern twist with Ancient Future, featuring Georges Lammam and the Musical Art Quintet.
 
 
 
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21 Sunday
December 2014
Family Fun Day First and Third Sundays, Nov-Dec, 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. November through January, take a trip along the incense roads of the Arabian Peninsula with a gallery guide or Art Cards that promote closer looking at objects.
 
 
 
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04 Sunday
January 2015
Family Fun Day First and Third Sundays, Nov-Dec, 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. November through January, take a trip along the incense roads of the Arabian Peninsula with a gallery guide or Art Cards that promote closer looking at objects.
 
 
 
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18 Sunday
January 2015
Family Fun Day First and Third Sundays, Nov-Dec, 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Explore art and ideas through immersive storytelling, fun gallery activities, creative art making and more during Family Fun Day. November through January, take a trip along the incense roads of the Arabian Peninsula with a gallery guide or Art Cards that promote closer looking at objects.
 
 
 
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Activities

Tours

  • Oct. 24, 2014—Jan. 18, 2015
    Various times daily except Mondays
    Meet at the information desk in the Asian Art Museum
  • Walk-in tours of “Roads of Arabia” are offered daily except Mondays. Group and private tours are also available upon request.
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  • Tour: Roads of Arabia Sneek Peek
    Duration: 15 minutes
    - Daily except Mondays at 10:15AM and 10:45AM
    - First Sundays at 2:15PM and 2:45PM
  • Tour: Roads of Arabia
    Duration: 45 minutes
    - Daily except Mondays and First Sundays at 12PM
    Daily except Mondays and First Sundays at 3PM
  • Roads of Arabia Kids Tour for ages 7-10
    Duration: 30 minutes
    - Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm

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