Opening Day Performances: Reverent Ornament
Saturday, February 18 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Dance at 2:00 p.m. | Live music at 2:45 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of cultural enrichment on opening day of Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., drop in the galleries to get insight on art from our knowledgeable group of interpretive guides. Docents will be stationed throughout the galleries to chat and answer questions about works on view. At 2:00 p.m., Maria Palacio of Alegria Dance Studio performs a number of regional theatrical folkloric dances from Egypt. At 2:45 p.m., Peter Kfoury, dubbed “The Oud Dude,” performs a musical set featuring traditional Arabic music as well as Middle Eastern sounds fused with jazz, pop, and funk music accompanied by Middle Eastern percussionist Brandi Mizilca.
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Egypt or Syria, Bowl (detail), 19th century, brass with silver and copper inlay.
Gift of Drs. Joseph and Omayma Touma and family.