Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, this prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world. Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language, a translator and connector of generations and cultures.
Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will act as juror for the exhibition which will be on display in the Main Gallery at Irving Arts Center September 17 – November 13.
The opening reception will occur on Saturday, September 17th at 6:30PM. At 7:00PM, guest speaker Louise Mackie, former Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will give her talk entitled "Cultural Significance and Artistic Variety of Luxury Textiles in Muslim Countries during the 7th through 19th centuries."