A NNOUNCEMENTS, C ONFERENCES, E XHIBITIONS Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 18 July 2004–6 Feb. 2005, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, East Building, Upper Level. The exhibit will trave to Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth TX, 3 April–4 Sept. 2005; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, 22 Oct.–11 Dec. 2005; Millennium Galleries, She ﬃ eld, 14 Jan.–16 April 2006. Over 100 works from the V&A,’s renowned Islamic art collections, many exhibited for the ﬁ rst time outside that museum. The exhibition’s themes start with “The Written Word,” featuring calligraphy from the 10th to 18th century. Considered the noblest and most distinctive form of Islamic art because of its association with the Qur " an, beautiful calli- graphic writing pervades Islamic art. “Mosques, Shrines, and Churches” will examine works created for religious establishments, including a 20- foot high pulpit (minbar) made for a mosque in Cairo in the 15th cen- tury. The section also includes works produced by Islamic artists for Christian churches, re ﬂ ecting the religious tolerance that has character- ized Islamic culture from its beginnings in the 7th century. Inquiries: National Gallery of Art. Tel. 202-842-6662. Web: http:// www.nga.gov/ginfo/clndrfeb.htm. Names and
Religion and the Arts – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2004
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