On December 12, 2011, Spectrum celebrated the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia.
Attendees listened to a diverse panel of artists, community leaders, and Museum staff discuss what the reconceived Islamic Art Department galleries mean to them and to New York City. After the discussion, they explored the galleries and enjoyed an exclusive performance in the Moroccan Court by Zikrayat, a music ensemble dedicated to presenting the classical music traditions of Egypt and the greater Arab world.
The panelists included:
- Mary Ellen Buxton and Kevin Kutch, Pier Glass
- Mahan Khajenoori, Assistant Project Manager of Construction, MMA
- Marika Sardar, Research Associate, Department of Islamic Art, MMA
- Dr. Sarah Sayeed, President, Women in Islam, Inc.
A reception featuring beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres followed the panel discussion.
This event was made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.