‘Syria: A Living History’ Review: More Than a Land of Conflict | WSJ

‘Syria: A Living History’ Review: More Than a Land of Conflict | WSJA poignant show reminds visitors what humans are capable of—at their best and worst.

The Aga Khan Museum brings a note of coherence and serenity to the high-tech industrial neighborhood where its campus sits, a kind of aesthetic balm to the highways and high-rises nearby. With its rectangular pools fronting the pleasingly geometric main building on a hilltop plateau, you get a distinctly optimistic sense of order redeemed from bleakness. The museum’s mission, you might say, is to do the same for the Islamic world by reminding us of past and continuing cultural glories, not least through an exquisite permanent collection of miniatures, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy and the like.

Read at the source: By Melik Kaylan for The Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2016

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