Menachem Wecker: Islamic Art Scholar Deserves More Obituaries

Here’s a sad statement about Islamic art as a discipline: a Google news search for “Oleg Grabar” at publication time yields a mere four hits.

This is particularly disappointing since Grabar (pictured), 81, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, died on Saturday.

One of those hits, an obituary in the Times of Trenton, says Grabar “is credited with expanding the interest in and study of Islamic art in the U.S.”

A statement from the Institute for Advanced Study says that over the last six decades Grabar’s research “has had a profound and far-reaching influence on the study of Islamic art and architecture.”

More: Menachem Wecker: Islamic Art Scholar Deserves More Obituaries.

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