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Dining with the Sultan

The Fine Art of Feasting

September 22, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Free with general admission

*General museum admission is FREE for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting brings together more than 200 works of art from three continents to explore food and fine dining in the Islamic world from the eighth century to the present day. Paintings of elaborate feasts, sumptuous vessels for food and drink, and historical cookbooks demonstrate the importance of cuisine to Islamic courtly culture across Arab, Persian, Indian, and Turkish lands. Dining with the Sultan will reveal the relationship of these objects, many of them singular works of art, to sourcing, preparing, serving, and enjoying food.