Friday, February 5, 2016

Datebook: The Wondrous Worlds of Islamic Art at Newark Museum

BLOUIN | ARTINFO
By Nicholas Forrest
Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place; Newark Museum; February-August 2015; Decorated Wall Hanging; Egypt, early 20th century; Cotton; Newark Museum Purchase, 1929 29.1470
NEW JERSEY---For its winter 2016 feature exhibition, the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey is showcasing Islamic art, its richness, history, and diversity. Spanning more than 1,400 years, the exhibition will juxtapose ceramics dating from the 9th and 10th centuries with modern day calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy and contemporary works by Victor Ekpuk and Rachid Koraichi. [link]

Newark Museum in Newark: “Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place” (February 12 through May 15, 2016); 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ; (973) 596-6550; newarkmuseum.org