Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

National Gallery of Art

On the National Mall at 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Admission is always free. Monday–Saturday, 10–5, Sunday, 11–6.

General Information: 202-737-4215 TDD: 202-842-6176 www.nga.gov

Opening Day Celebration - Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Film 11:30 AM

Lost Treasures of Afghanistan
(National Geographic Society, 56 minutes, 2006)
East Building Auditorium

Concert 1 PM
Traditional Afghan Music
West Building, East Garden Court
Renowned Afghan composer and musician Vaheed Kaacemy and ensemble

Lecture 2 PM
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
East Building Auditorium
Fredrik Hiebert, exhibition curator and National Geographic Archaeology Fellow
Book signing follows immediately

Concert 4 PM
Afghan Children’s Songbook
East Building Auditorium
Vaheed Kaacemy and local Afghan children performing
Welcome and introductions by Shamim Jawad, wife of Afghan Ambassador to the
United States and founder of Ayenda Foundation: The Afghan Children Initiative, and
Louise Pascale, former Peace Corps volunteer and editor of songbook
Book signing follows immediately

The exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

It is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

At the National Gallery of Art the exhibition is made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. It is also supported by The Charles Engelhard Foundation.

The works in the exhibition are the sole property of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Metro stops: Judiciary Square (Red Line),
Archives/Navy Memorial (Yellow/Green Lines),
and Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)
Metrobus stops: 4th Street and 7th Street
DC Circulator bus stops: 7th Street and Constitution Avenue

For free Calendar of Events,
call (202) 842-6662 or e-mail calendar@nga.gov

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