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Exhibition of pages from medieval to modern Qur&rsquo\;ans with comments from Boston&rsquo\;s Islamic communities

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&ldquo\;Sacred Pages&rdquo\; of fers visitors a way to broaden their understanding of the Qur&rsquo\;an\, I slam\, and Islamic art. Drawing upon the MFA&rsquo\;s rich collection of lo ose pages from Qur&rsquo\;ans dating from medieval to modern times\, this e xhibition showcases 25 examples\, illustrating their significance as master ful and sacred works of art and exploring how these objects are understood by individual followers of Islam living in the Boston area today. \;Twe nty-four people\, from all walks of life\, have written labels for this exh ibition. These individuals\, all Muslims from the Boston area\, visited the Museum in the early months of 2013 to meet one another and select a page t o write about. These beautiful works of Arabic calligraphy\, made as early as the 8th and as recently as the 20th century\, were created in Egypt\, Mo rocco\, Iran\, and Turkey. The diversity of time and place of production is mirrored by the manner in which they are displayed\, as the exhibition pai rs curatorial interpretation about developments in Islamic art with persona l statements by members of Boston&rsquo\;s Islamic communities invited to s hare their comments and reactions to the pages. \;

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DTEND:20140223 DTSTAMP:20141001T091449 DTSTART:20130713 GEO:42.331976;-71.1016439 LOCATION:Museum of Fine Arts Boston\,465 Huntington Avenue \nBoston\, MA 02 115 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Sacred Pages Conversations about the Qur’an UID:287239 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR