Persian New Year Celebration 2013

Persian Celebration

March 24, 2013, 1–5 pm at the Memorial Art Gallery
Suggested donation $5

This program was supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. Additional funding for this program was provided by the Memorial Art Gallery, International Culture & Arts Network, the Robert & Madeleine S. Heilbrunn Memorial Fund, and Nazareth College.

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persian_manuscript.jpg 1.15MB Celebrate Now-ruz, the Persian New Year, and the start of spring, at our third annual celebration. This year’s theme is “Ode to Wine: A Program of Poetry, Art and Culture.”

Pictured: Unknown Persian, Leaf from a Manuscript of Poetry by Umar Ibn al-Farid (17th c.). MAG, The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection.

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Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz

The program includes a presentation on the origin of Nowruz by RIT professors Shahin Monshipour and Robert Dunbar; a lecture and poetry recitation by Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz (pictured) of Roshan Center for Persian Studies and Dr. Emil Homerin of the University of Rochester; Persian dance performances by SUNY Geneseo’s Dance Ensemble; live music performances by Omar Faruk and Murat Tekbilek; and guided tours in the Gallery.
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