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Symposium on September 28, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm, in Whiteman Hall


In celebration of the 550th Anniversary of his birth, wehonor Guru Nanak (1469-1539), who was the founder and First Guru of the Sikhfaith.  Sikhism is the world’s fifthlargest religion, currently with over 25 million adherents.  Learn more about the life, words and travelsof this historical figure whose principles resonate globally today.


This event complements the exhibition Guru Nanak: Founderof Sikhism on view at Phoenix Art Museum, August 17, 2019 – March 29, 2020in The Khanuja Family Sikh Heritage Gallery.


2:00 pm – Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Janet Baker,Curator of Asian Art, Phoenix Art Museum


2:10 – 2:30 pm – Opening Remarks by Mayor Ravi Bhalla,Hoboken, NJ.


2:30 – 3:00 pm – –The Janamsakhi (Life Stories) Traditions& The Legacy of Guru Nanak; speaker - Inni Kaur, Creative Director at The Sikh Research Institute.


3:00 – 3:30 pm -  GuruNanak and The Muslim Community of His Time (including highlights of the famousPrincess Bamba Collection); speaker -  Anjum Javaid, Curator, Lahore Fort, Pakistan.


3:30 – 4:00 pm – Discussion and Q&A from the audience,moderated by Dr. Janet Baker.


4:00 – 5:00 pm – Refreshments in the Museum Cafe and Viewingof the Exhibition in The Khanuja Family Sikh Heritage Gallery.


Program subject to change.

This event is supported by The Sikh Heritage Fund.

Image credit: Unknown artist, Guru Nanak Pointing his Feet Towards Mecca, India, 18th–19th century. Ink and color on paper. Loan from the Khanuja Family Collection

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