Curator of Dallas Museum of Art’s Islamic art exhibit believes strongly in Declaration of Independence

By Michael Granberry
Pieces from the Keir Collection. (Museo De La Catedral-Basilica De San Martin, Ourense, Spain, via The New York Times)
Talk about powerful credentials. Sabiha Al Khemir is the distinguished scholar of Islamic art in residence at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is also senior adviser for Islamic art at the Dallas Museum of Art, which on April 18 will convene a free landmark exhibition: "The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery." Al Khemir is curating the show. Given her résumé and the exhibition she worked tirelessly to present, she's one of the first people we asked about the impact of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, now and in the future. "It just happened," Al Khemir said. "So, we're still processing the news." [link]
Pendant, Egypt: Fatimid period, 11th century. Metal. Overall: 1 1/16 × 7/8 × 1/8 in. (2.7 × 2.22 × 0.32 cm). The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art, K.1.2014.90


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