Arabic calligraphy sample

Meet a Scientist: Arabic Calligraphy Demonstration with Ismail Hummos

Event summary


4/18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


Included with museum admission


About this event

Join us in the Grainger Science Hub for a hands-on Arabic Calligraphy demonstration.

A self-taught Arabic calligrapher, Ismail Hummos has taught Arabic calligraphy in several universities. This interactive session will include a demonstration on Arabic calligraphy and discussion of the role it's played in art and architecture in the Arab world. Get the chance to try your own calligraphy and learn more about this unique art form.

This Meet a Scientist session is held in conjunction with the Field Museum’s Arab American Heritage Month programming.

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