Friday, October 28, 2011

Met’s new Islamic wing: explore 360° panoramas!

Take an interactive tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new Islamic wing. Explore 360° panoramas of the Moroccan Court and the Damascus Room. Zoom in on The Emperor’s Carpet. What are your favorite pieces from this interactive tour? Anything capture your interest?
On Nov. 1, after eight years of renovations, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its new Islamic wing.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tenth Tibetan Monk Sets Self on Fire!

Tenth Tibetan monk burns self in west China
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan Buddhist monk doused himself in fuel and set himself ablaze in far western China on Tuesday, the tenth ethnic Tibetan this ...
The group Free Tibet said the self-immolation happened outside a monastery in Garze, and that the monk’s identity, condition and whereabouts were not known.

For more on Tibet in this blog see:

Opening TONIGHT at AUK! Environmental Art Exhibit!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tunisia voting and Libya declared FREE!
Polls open in Tunisia in the first free election of the Arab Spring, nine months after the fall of former President Zinedine el Abidine Ben Ali.
Libya's transitional government is to declare national liberation, days after the killing of former leader Colonel Gaddafi and the capture of his stronghold of Sirte.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The rise and fall of Qaddafi

Though he sold himself as either a costumed buffoon, a wild-eyed terrorist, or a wary reformer, Qaddafi's rule was one of the most cunning and improbable feats of modern dictatorships

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dar Al Funoon Gallery Opening at 7pm, Oct. 17

Dar Al Funoon Gallery: Bader Al Bassam

Dar Al Funoon Gallery cordially invites to an exhibition of works by Bader Al Bassam Pulse, Snap and Beyond.

Opening at 7pm on Monday 17th of October, 2011
click for more info: Dar Al Funoon Gallery: Bader Al Bassam

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

US toilet paper killing the Sumatran Tiger!


Tell Major US Retailers to Stop Selling Rainforest Destruction

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been driving Indonesian rainforest destruction at an alarming rate to make their throw-away tissue products. Their destructive ways are not only polluting our climate, but also pushing wildlife like the Sumatran tiger towards extinction. Less than half of Indonesia’s rainforests remain because of companies like APP. Take action and tell major U.S. retailers to stop selling rainforest destruction by avoiding APP tissue products.

Egyptian Art Exhibit, FA Gallery, 12 Oct, 7pm

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تحت رعاية الدكتور سليمان العسكري
رئيس تحرير مجلة " العربي "
يتشرف غاليري فا بدعوتكم لحضور المعرض الفني الاول لهذا الموسم
"ملامح مألوفة ...بين واقع وأسطورة"
معرض جماعي يضم نخبة من 14 فناناً مصرياً..ليكون محطة بارزة تعكس المشهد الفني المصري المعاصر
  من خلال توليفة متميزة من الاسماء التي ترصد تجارب أجيال فنية مختلفة
الافتتاح الاربعاء 12 اكتوبر, 2011- الساعة 7:00 مساء
يستمر المعرض لغاية 1 نوفمبر 2011

Under the Patronage of Dr. Sulaiman Al Askari
Editor in Chief of "Al-Arabi " Magazine
FA Gallery is honored to invite you to the opening of our First Art Show for the New season

" Familiar Features..Between Reality & Myth "

A group Exhibition By 14 Established & emerging artists from Egypt …a stop by an outstanding
station that reflects the contemporary Egyptian formative scene, through the introduction of distinctive
artists who together constitute a visual panorama observing the artistic tendencies among
different generations.

Wednesday 12 Oct . 2011. 7:00 pm
The Show will Run till 1st of Nov.2011

Feel Free To forward this Email

Abed Al Kadiri
Gallerist & Consultant.
FA Gallery- Modern and Contemporary Art
Owned by OTB Creative Concepts
Tel:      00965 22 49 8999
Fax:     00965 22 47 0055
Mobile: 00965 97 68 9913
P.O.Box 27869 Safat 13139 Kuwait
Souq Al Watanyiah , Fourth Floor, Office 405-406
Tel/Fax: 00961 545 6764
P.O.Box : 45-239 Hazmieh

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boushahri Gallery opening, Oct. 11, 7pm

"يسر قاعة بوشهري للفنون"  
           دعـــوتكم لحضــور حفــل افتـتاح معـــرض الفنان :       
   "طارق بطيحي"
وذلك في تمام الساعة 7,00 من مساء الثلاثاء الموافق 11 اكتوبر2011


"Boushahri Art Gallery"
Cordially invites you to attend the opening ceremony of an exhibition For the artist:
“Tareq Butaihi”
On Tuesday, 11October 2011, at 7.00 pm
"We would be delighted by your presence"

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أوقات الدوام اليومي:  10 – 1 صباحا"
                            5 – 9 مساءا"
                           ما عدا يوم الجمعة ومساء الخميس

For any additional info, please do not hesitate to contact us
Tell:          +965 25621119
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Address:   Salmiya – Baghdad St., Building 36, Front of AL- Laheeb Mosque.   

Daily working hours:    Morning     10 – 1 pm.
                                        After noon   5 – 9 pm.
                                        Except on Friday and the evening on Thursday

3 women awarded 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize for Women's Rights
Three influential women from Africa and the Middle East were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 on Friday in a decision which firmly draws attention to the suppression of women’s rights around the world....

Happy 100th Birthday Republic of China!

Happy 100th Birthday since the founding of the Republic of China!

The first female Arab winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
The first female Arab winner of the prize is a Yemeni protest leader, journalist, politician, and mother.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." - Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

Steve Jobs’s Patents
The 317 Apple patents that list Steven P. Jobs among the group of inventors offer a glimpse at his legendary say over the minute details of the company’s products.

"Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." - Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

Media derides the Wall Street protest at its peril...
Douglas Rushkoff: Media derides the Wall Street protest at its peril. The net-driven movement is a preview of a new sustainable disussion on disconnect in U.S.

Keith Olbermann Reads The Statement Released By The Wall Street Protesters - 2011-10-05

...for those who are still saying that the Wall Street Protesters don't have a clear message - HERE it is!
Keith Olbermann Reads The Statement Released By The Wall Street Protesters - 2011-10-05