Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dallas Museum of Art to demonstrate why Islamic Art matters

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Tile with Lustre-Painted Decoration, Iran, 12th-13th century, Ceramic, The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art
TEXAS---"Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art" is the first exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art from the rarely shown and internationally renowned Keir Collection of Islamic Art. Opening on September 18, the exhibition presents a selection of over fifty masterworks in various mediums—from rock crystal to works on paper, metalwork, ceramics, carpets, and textiles from three continents, from Spain to Central Asia. In February 2014, the museum announced the fifteen-year loan of one of the largest private holdings of Islamic art. This expansive show features 13 centuries' worth of work from three continents of Islamic artists.

Dallas Museum of Art: "Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art" (Sept. 18, 2015 to July 31, 2016); 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX; (214)922-1266; dma.org