A World History of Jewelry: Talk and Exhibition by Ally Adnan at T2F

Multimedia lecture and Exhibition by Ally Adnan

Ally Adnan is an enthusiastic and indefatigable patron of the arts. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, but his true love is the arts. Ally is a collector of arts, antiquities and music and owns an art collection of more than six thousand pieces, including original works of Abdul Rehman Chughtai, Ahmed Parvez, Ali Imam, Allah Bux, Bashir Mirza, Anwar Jalal Shemza, Gulgee, Jamil Naqsh, Joan Miro, M F Hussain, Marino Marini, Pablo Picasso, Sadequain, Sayed Haider Raza, and many others. His collection of music includes eighty thousand hours of unpublished live recordings of music from South Asia. He recently donated a portion of his music collection to the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, where the archive is named after him. Antique Japanese cloisonné, English sterling silver, Persian and Afghan rugs, Russian icons, Chinese snuff bottles, Muslim prayer beads, and Tibetan thangkas are among other items in his collection.

Ally started writing about the arts at the age of eleven and is one of the few journalists of Pakistan who has written about music and the performing arts consistently for almost four decades. His writings have appeared in Dawn, the Friday Times, Good Times, the Herald, the Nation, She, Upstreet, V Mag and a number of other publications. His articles about Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Ghulam Hassan Shaggan, Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Asad Amanat Ali Khan, Iqbal Bano, Malika Pukhraj, Tahira Syed, Nayyar Noor, Shaukat Ali and Madam Noor Jehan constitute a veritable archive of serious biographical documentation of Pakistani musicians.

Ally sits on the board of a number of institutions and organizations including the Indian Classical Music Circle of Dallas & Fort Worth and heads the After Hours organization which is dedicated to supporting South Asian art in the United States. He is also Visiting Professor in the Department of Musicology at the Punjab University.

Date: Wednesday, 2nd January 2019
Time: 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM 
Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free, it’s your donations that keep us going!
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