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Casey Kasem and Scooby Doo

Happy Birthday to Casey Kasem! Kasem, who sadly passed away last summer, was born Kemal Amen Kasem in Detroit on April 27 in 1932. He was born to Lebanese Druze parents who had immigrated to Michigan. He grew up interested … Continue reading

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Spring Break at the AANM

Guest post by Jharina Pascual, 2nd year master’s  student from the University of Michigan School of Information. Jharina volunteered in the AANM curatorial department from March 2-6, 2015 as a part of an Alternative Spring Break program. My Facebook page was already beginning to … Continue reading

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‘Detroit to Baghdad: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here’ Exhibition

Last weekend we opened the exhibition Detroit to Baghdad: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, in partnership with the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. On March 5, 2007 a car bomb destroyed part of Baghdad’s book selling district on Al-Mutanabbi Street. About 30 people … Continue reading

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Valentines from the AANM

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Arab American National Museum! This is a month for celebrating love in all forms, and we have some great artifacts to share from our collection on that topic. First up is this adorable Valentine’s card from … Continue reading

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AANM’s Creative Dissent exhibition opens in Philadelphia

Photograph © 2015 Jonathan C. Hyman The Arab American National Museum had two of our traveling exhibitions open in the last week.  In addition to the Patriots & Peacemakers exhibition which opened in San Antonio (see yesterday’s post), our Creative … Continue reading

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The AANM’s Patriots & Peacemakers exhibition opens in San Antonio

The University of Texas – San Antonio’s popular museum, the Institute of Texan Cultures, opened the AANM’s largest traveling exhibition on Saturday, January 24th. After an extended run at the Arab American National Museum, our Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans … Continue reading

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Travel Grant Helps Professor Conduct Research at the AANM

The following blog post was written by Yasmeen Hanoosh. In 2014, Dr. Hanoosh received the inaugural Evelyn Abdalah Menconi Travel Grant to visit the Arab American National Museum and conduct research. She describes her experience in this post. Learn more about the 2015 … Continue reading

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