Category Archives: New aquisition

Artifacts as Memories of Home

We recently received a very interesting collection from a donor in Houston, Texas. The collection consists of three large photographs from Syria and Palestine, brought to the U.S. by a family that immigrated in the 1960s. Two of the photographs … Continue reading

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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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Artifact of the Month: Swords and Shields

We recently received a very interesting donation here at the Arab American National Museum: a set of swords and shields said to be connected to the Ottoman Empire exhibit at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Like many others worldwide, … Continue reading

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New Art Acquisitions

Recently we’ve had some fantastic contributions to our permanent art collection. Below are three of our recent acquisitions. Emily Jacir‘s Man at Bethlehem, Checkpoint During the Siege on April 20, 2002 from the series Bethlehem and Ramallah, 2002. Hani Zurob‘s untitled, 2002. … Continue reading

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New acquisitions from Creative Dissent

As part of Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings, we had two donations to our permanent collection. The first are three stencils from Bahia Shehab, an Egyptian artist and TED fellow from her “A Thousand Times No” series. From … Continue reading

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