Cultural Trip to Dearborn
The trip will take place on Feb. 21, 2018, in conjunction with the “Exhibiting Arabness” section of the course. Prior to the trip to the AANM, the students will have visited the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where they will see how non-ethnic museums exhibit other cultures, particularly Arab and Middle Eastern cultures. The trip to the AANM will be to examine how an ethnic museum represents its own community. Since the thrust of the course is an exploration of how Arab Americans construct their own identities, a trip to the AANM in Dearborn is a necessary and vital part of the course.