Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Islamic Art Galleries at Brooklyn Museum

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The reinstallation of the Islamic art galleries at the Brooklyn Museum includes works from the 8th Century to modern times.

Opening June 5, 2009, the permanent display at the Islamic galleries highlights 134 objects from some 1,700 in an American collection considered top-notch by art historians. Twenty works have never before or rarely been seen by the public.
Arts of the Islamic World Collection

Especially strong in later Iranian art, the Brooklyn Museum's Islamic holdings come from North Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia. On view are illustrated and illuminated manuscripts, calligraphies, drawings, oil paintings, ceramics, glass, metal- and woodwork, carpets, costumes, textiles, jewelry and architectural elements.

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