Grand Opening: Arab American National Museum
Today marks the grand opening of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI. El-Ahram Weekly has a write-up of the museum, with a focus on comedian Ahmed Ahmed and rapper Iron Sheikh.
The museum, a 38,500- square-foot facility in Dearborn, Michigan, houses a collection of Arab-American artifacts, an exhibit of Arab achievements in fields like architecture and science, a history of the community in the US and, most significantly, the contributions of Arab- Americans to US culture and entertainment. Both Ahmed Ahmed and the Iron Sheikh will be featured not only as performers but as actual exhibits.