Symposium on September 28, 2019 | 2 pm - 4 pm
Free for Museum Members
In celebration of the 550th Anniversary of his birth, we honor Guru Nanak (1469-1539), who was the founder and First Guru of the Sikh faith. Sikhism is the world’s fifth largest religion, currently with over 25 million adherents. Learn more about the life, words and travels of this historical figure whose principles resonate globally today.
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 - Guru Nanak's Interfaith Message (including highlights of the famous Princess 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 Viewing of the Exhibition in The Khanuja Family Sikh Heritage Gallery.
Program subject to change.