Arabic calligraphy artwork now on display at Taubman

September 20, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Earth by Nihad Dukhan, Ph.D., photograph by Dave Pemberton.

Nihad Dukhan, Ph.D.’s modern Arabic calligraphy designs have a cross-cultural and personal form. He also creates classical designs using natural ink on ahar paper and acrylic on canvas, with pure gold and gouache color geometric and vegetal ornamentations.

A native of Gaza, Palestine, Dukhan is now based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and is a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Detroit Mercy. He received his master’s degrees in Arabic/Islamic calligraphy in Istanbul and the U.S. after more than 15 years of study.

As a master of this time honored art tradition, he hopes to reach across cultural barriers and provide messages of oneness and shared values. Now, his work is on display at Michigan Medicine:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery — Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through Dec. 7


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