Saturday, October 10, 2015

Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents "Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art"

Tile Lunette, Ottoman, Ottoman period, about 1573. Iznik, Turkey. Composite body (quartz, clay, and glaze frit) with colors painted on white slip under clear glaze; Overall: 27 5/8 x 55 11/16 in. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer, 06.2437.

TENNESSEE—This fall, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a dazzling display of the museum's finest examples of Islamic art, which it has been collecting for more than 130 years. The exhibition spans chronologically from the eighth century to the present and geographically from Spain to Indonesia. Ink, Silk, and Gold will be on view at the Frist Center—its first stop on a highly anticipated tour—from October 9, 2015, through January 10, 2016, and is the Frist Center's first survey of Islamic art. [link]