Participants will begin with a special reading, in Arabic and English, of the children’s book Fables across Time, written and illustrated by Sabiha Al Khemir. Following the reading, there will be a Q&A with the storyteller, tours of select artworks from the museum’s permanent collection, and a related hands-on art workshop. Original artwork from the book will also be on display in the gallery.
The event will be held at the museum’s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City, Queens.
American Folk Art Museum
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Long Island City, Queens
Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir is a professor of Islamic art, author, lecturer, and artist, and was the founding director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. She is the president of the SAK Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which aims to foster cross-cultural creative exchange. She was born in Tunisia and currently lives in New York City.
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Illustration by Sabiha Al Khemir.