Saturday, May 21
Everyday Art: The Islamic Impact on American Arts
Free with museum admission
American popular culture reflects the cultural diversity of the American people and helps to shape the way Americans understand themselves. Perhaps the least understood of these influences is the cultural impact of the various Muslim communities that have settled in the United States. The tapestry of influences that converge in popular music, architecture, and literature-the arts we engage with every day-bears witness to the presence of Muslims in America. In this richly illustrated talk, Dr. Hussein Rashid explores the Islamic impact on American popular culture using examples from communities and eras throughout American history.
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