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Grantees

Smithsonian Institution Freer and Sackler Galleries

The Freer and Sackler Galleries are two Smithsonian museums linked by the exhibition, study, and sheer love of Asian Art. Their mission is to encourage enjoyment and understanding of the arts of Asia and the cultures that produced them. They use works of art to inspire study and provoke thought.

In 2016, the El-Hibri Foundation provided a grant to support the Sackler Gallery’s The Art of the Qur’an exhibition, the first major exhibition of the Qur’an in the United States. EHF’s grant supported two related programs: 1) the “Stories of the Prophets” panel discussion, which explored stories common to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (watch the full panel here); and 2) a three-day international symposium which broke new ground through comparing the materiality and uses of the Torah, Bible, and Qur’an. This exhibition and its related programs are aimed at increasing dialogue across faiths, greater understanding and knowledge of the Abrahamic religions, and a stronger sense of shared humanity across difference.

 

VISIT: You can visit the Art of the Qur'an exhibit now until February 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Click here for more information. Get an inside glimpse of the exhibit with PBS Newshour below:

Other media coverage of the exhibition: