Category Archives: Islamic Art

Benaki Museum Educates and Integrates

The Benaki Museum holds one of the most extensive Islamic Art collections in the world.  Completed in 1930, much of the museum’s collection originates from Alexandria, Istanbul and Paris and was obtained in the early 20th century.  London’s Victoria and Albert … Continue reading

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Islamic Architecture in Samarkand

When you think of places to go and things to see Uzbekistan might seem a little bit off the beaten track.  While Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey might be more well-known, Islamic art is not limited to these countries.  … Continue reading

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Islamic Art embraces International Architects

The Museum of Islamic Art of Doha, Qatar opened on December 2008 with The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi scheduled to open in 2014. These buildings are important because they show how Islamic states are influencing international architecture and vice versa. The magnitude … Continue reading

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Islamic Objects of Desire

This November 1, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening a new gallery comprised of 15 suites in an exhibit entitled the “New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia” (Vogel).  … Continue reading

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