Public Lecture

Blessed Among the Arts: Arabic/Islamic Calligraphy, its History and Development

By Nihad Dukhan, PhD.

April 4th, 2016

3:00 PM

161 French Hall

University of Michigan, Flint

This lecture covers the historical progression of this art and its major artistic leaps starting from the seventh century until modern times. Techniques and styles of this art are described.  The lecture also touches on philosophical aspect of this art, and its intimate relationship to Qur’anic writing.  You do not need to know Arabic or calligraphy to benefit from this educational session.

Nihad Dukhan is Palestinian-American artist of Arabic/Islamic calligraphy (  He has two master of calligraphy degrees.

Professor Dukhan is active in promoting the art of Arabic/Islamic calligraphy through exhibits, lectures and workshops.

Dukhan holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy.

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Solo Exhibit

“Splendid Energy: Traditional Arabic/Islamic Calligraphy by Nihad Dukhan,”

Birmingham Unitarian Church

38651 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

(248) 647-2380

February 26th through April 1st

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Solo Exhibit

“Sculpting in Two Dimensions: The Modern Calligraphy Designs of Nihad Dukhan”

Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center

Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ AYAZAĞA),

Istanbul, Turkey

Postponed. New date TBA

A Lecture, an Exhibit and a Workshop.

This combined event may have a lecture, an exhibit and a workshop.

Tibbits Opera House

14 S Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI 49036, 2016

(517) 278-6029

Exact Dates TBD

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