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January 29, 2010

Grand opening of the Gallery of Islamic Art in Detroit

Graham W. J. Beal, Director Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of Asian & Islamic Art Forum at the Detroit Institute of Arts cordially invite you to celebrate the grand opening of the new Gallery of Islamic Art.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Reception with Gallery Preview and Silk Road Dinner
(Dinner prepared in accordance with Islamic law)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Sheila Canby
Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge
Department of Islamic Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

and a special recital by
Simon Shaheen and Ensemble

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

National dress preferred, black tie optional
Valet parking at the Woodward entrance

Proceeds to benefit Asian & Islamic Art Forum at the DIA

For ticket inquiries, please contact Tim Burns at 313-833-4025 or tburns@dia.org
or see below*
________________________________________________

The Honorary Committee

His Excellency Abdulwahab Abdulla Al-Hajjri
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen

His Excellency Husain Haqqani
Embassy of Pakistan

His Excellency Aziz Mekouar
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

Her Excellency Houda Nonoo
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Mr. Kazuhide Ishikawa
Consul General of Japan in Detroit

Dr. Robert Noble
Consul General of Canada in Detroit

Mr. Bachir Tawk
Acting Consul General of Lebanon in Detroit

Mr. Vincente M. Sanchez Ventura
Consul General of Mexico in Detroit
_____________________________________________

I have access to printed invitations, including ticket requests. Tickets are $250 apiece. Tables of 10 are available.
Please note that $140 of each ticket may be tax-deductible. MICS #1742
Reservations will be held at the door; no tickets will be mailed.


DIA website: http://www.dia.org/default.asp?menu=main&main=yes

Posted by kekeenan at January 29, 2010 11:54 AM

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