Thursday, July 23, 2015

Islamic art exhibition as 'ambassador' opening in Rome

ITALY---Organizers of a major exhibition say they hope their 'Art of the Islamic Civilization' show which opens Friday at Rome's Scuderie del Quirinale may help to bridge differences heightened in today's tense geopolitical world. "Art is the best ambassador of these cultures and civilisations, now over a thousand years old," says a statement written for the exhibition at Rome's Scuderie del Quirinale. "The rich and varied Al-Sabah Collection...will allow visitors to explore an art that is multi-faceted, rich, elegant, sophisticated and in many ways a true surprise - a challenge to foster dialogue and understanding, and at the same time a discovery of outstanding value". [link]