Islamic Culture Festival Comes to Newark Museum: Art, Music, Fashion


Newark, New Jersey – The Newark Museum will host an “Islamic Art and Culture Festival” featuring art, music and fashion from noon to 5 pm on Saturday April 2.

The festival is free with entry to the museum.

Highlights include:

  • Artist Interview with Afruz Amigh: The Victoria and Albert Museum’s inaugural Jameel Prize winner will discuss her recently commissioned work using music, poetry and a range of other related art forms to illuminate the meaning of her work and stimulate the creative thinking processes of visitors. At 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
  • At the Crossroads between the Far East and Europe: Art and Commerce in the Islamic World, lecture by Walter B. Denny, Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst: A discussion of the movement of artistic techniques and styles across Europe and Asia with the Islamic world crucially at the center. At 1:30 p.m.
  • The Elements of Style: A Runway Show with Nzinga Knigh: A fashion show and chat with the award-winning American Muslim fashion designer and first Hijabi contestant on Project Runway. At 2:30 p.m.
  • Performance with Shashmaqam: The New York-based ensemble performs music and dance from their native Uzbekistan and Tajikistan that bring to life the rich and diverse musical traditions of Central Asia where Jewish and Muslim musicians have long coexisted in a flourishing symbiosis. At 3.30 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

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