The Daily Beast | Shinan Govani: Inside America’s First Islamic Art Museum

Shinan Govani: Inside America’s First Islamic Art Museum

Shinan GovaniBy Shinan Govani for The Daily Beast

Excerpt: Today, with the opening of this space, the outreach seemed more urgent than jet set. Though thorny acronyms like “ISIS”, or flashpoints like “Gaza,” were never mentioned during the many formal remarks, they didn’t have to be. The Aga Khan’s new enterprise speaks for itself. It was, indeed, the Aga Khan’s brother, Prince Amyn—a major behind the Canadian project—who more openly nodded at on-going global conflicts. Describing the museum as a conduit for understanding Islam, he remarked, “A knowledge gap continues to exist and perhaps even grow…a vacuum within which myths and stereotypes can so easily fester, fed by the amplification of extreme minority voices.”

More Inside America’s First Islamic Art Museum – The Daily Beast.

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