Philadelphia Museum of Art - Arts of the Islamic World Exhibition Ongoing

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM
"The Mosaic Panel" (detail), 16th century, made in Iran, 1931-76-1
Islam began over 1,400 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula and soon spread across Asia, Africa, and Europe. Today Muslims live on every continent and make up a quarter of the world’s population. The term “Islamic Art” refers to a variety of artwork made by and for Muslims over the centuries. Here are some exquisite examples drawn from the museum’s collection. Curators: Leslie Essoglou, Department Manager, South Asian Art; with Dilys Blum, The Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles; Dirk H. Breiding, The J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor; Felice Fischer, Curator Emerita of Japanese Art; Jack Hinton, Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture; and Darielle Mason, The Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art. [More]

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