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Halal Metropolis

Halal Metropolis

May 28 – July 20, 2021


Hybrid Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Free of charge
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Exhibition Extended to July 202021

The Halal Metropolis exhibition, by artist Osman Khan, photographer Razi Jafri, and historian Sally Howell, explores the facts, fictions, and imaginaries of the Muslim population(s) in Detroit and Southeast Michigan as viewed through historical research, documentation of current conditions, and explorations of future desires. The Halal Metropolis alludes to the established and growing Muslim population in Detroit and its metro area, one of the largest and most diverse Muslim populations in the U.S., whose visibility is both pronounced and extremely present in the city, yet whose narrative seems unusually silent in the larger Detroit story. The exhibition blends archival materials, social and political artifacts, photography, and art to explore the congruent and contradicting ideas, aesthetics, and cultures working to make the halal metropolis both a real and imaginary entity.

Featuring works by:

  • Amna Asghar
  • Qais Assali
  • Nour Ballout
  • Adnan Charara
  • Kecia Escoe
  • Parisa Ghaderi
  • Anthony Keith Giannini
  • Razi Jafri
  • Osman Khan
  • Maamoul Press
  • Endi Poskovic
  • Haleem Stringz’ Rasul
  • Reem Taki

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Arab American Studies (CAAS), with support from the Knight Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the El-Hibri Foundation, the Community Foundation of SE Michigan, and the Michigan Humanities Council.


Stamps Gallery

201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm