Special Events & Lectures

Warriors of World War I and Beyond

$18/Adults; $15/Seniors (+65); $13/Students W/ID; $9/Youth (6-7); Free for Museum Members.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 2:00pm- 4:00pm.
Film will be preceded by coffee and tea served at 1:30pm- 2pm in the Cummings Great Hall.
Whiteman Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, 1615 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685.

See an exclusive screening of the 2017 film All Quiet on the Home Front, which tells the remarkable story of Bhagat Singh Thind, the first Sikh to serve in the US Army in World War l wearing his articles of faith, and the landmark Supreme Court case that followed in 1923.

US Army Lieutenant Colonel Kamal Singh Kalsi will be on site to introduce the film, providing an insider’s perspective on the challenges that persist to the day of the wearing of religious articles during armed combat.  A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring director Harjus Singh in conversation with Lt. Col. Kalsi; Bicky Singh, founder of SikhLens, the world’s premier Sikh film festival; and other special guests.

Finally, guests will enjoy an exclusive presentation about the Museum’s two original exhibitions, Warriors of World War l: Sikh Art & Heritage, featuring rare photographs and lithographs documenting the critical participation of Sikh warriors in the British Indian Army; and Saintly Soldiers of the Sikh Faith, featuring artifacts from three centuries of Sikh military history.  All are welcome to visit the exhibitions following this program.

This event is free for Museum members and included in general admission.  Seating is limited and tickets are required.
 
This event is sponsored by Phoenix Art Museum’s Sikh Heritage Fund.

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