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Exhibition Detail
Beyond the Surface: Text & Image in Islamic Art
Curated by: Esra Akin-Kivanc
Oberlin College
87 North Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074


September 6th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013
 
Manuscript leaf: King Suleiman Enthroned, Manuscript leaf: King Suleiman Enthroned,
early to mid-16th century , Ink and color on vellum
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This exhibition brings together exquisite examples of Muslim figurative and non-figurative art.  Illustrated manuscripts and calligraphic samples from regions ranging from North Africa in the West to the Persian Plateau in the East will allow visitors to examine and take pleasure in some of the diverse aesthetic traditions of the Muslim world. This exhibition coincides with Professor Esra Akin-Kivanc’s courses “Visual Cultures of the Muslim World” and “Approaches to Islamic Art and Architecture.”


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