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Opening events in conjunction with the new exhibition PETRA: Lost City of Stone



Opening events in conjunction with the new exhibition PETRA: Lost City of Stone at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, March 24, 2006 — The Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to take part in the opening events organized in conjunction with the new exhibition PETRA: Lost City of Stone.

On April 7, meet curator Dr. Glenn Markoe of the Cincinnati Art Museum, who will unveil the mysteries of Petra. With awe-inspiring visuals, Dr. Markoe will give a dynamic talk on PETRA: Lost City of Stone, sharing his personal experiences while you enjoy coffee and Middle Eastern treats.

Then, on April 8 and 9, enjoy music and dance performances by the dance troupe Al-Arz, North America’s leading Lebanese dance ensemble. They will perform traditional Middle Eastern music and folk dances.

Coffee & Conversation
Curator Glenn Markoe
Friday, April 7 – 12:00 p.m. (in English)
Cascades Salon
Free with Museum Admission

The Arts of Petra
Al-Arz Lebanese dance troupe
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lobby
Free activity

More information is available by calling (819) 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: (819) 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: (819) 776-7169

Fax: (819) 776-7187


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