Special Off-Site Lecture at Ismaili Jamatkhana Houston: What is Islamic Art?

Saturday, June 19, 2010 2:00 p.m.

Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, 1700 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479. Due to limited seating, reservations recommended.

A reception to meet the speaker follows the lecture. This program is free and open to the public.

Dr. Francesca Leoni, Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Islamic World at the MFAH, will introduce the audience to the beauty and sophistication of the Islamic Art tradition. She will discuss what Islamic art is; what its main characteristics and forms are; and when and where it developed. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Leoni will also give an overview of the exhibition “Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam.” The exhibition is on view at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through Sunday, August 8, 2010.

This program is co-sponsored by His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Department of Art History at Rice University.

Image: Textile with Qur´anic inscriptions, Islamic, Late 17th – 18th century, Silk, lampas weave: satin foundation with patterning wefts in plain weave binding, the MFAH, Gift of Cathy and Vahid Kooros in honor of Peter C. Marzio

More info: MFAH

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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