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Navina Haidar & Ruba Kana’an ǀ Representing Islamic Art in North American Museums

Last occurred: Sunday, January 26
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Jali with pointed arch frame, India, The Katherine Kittredge McMillan Memorial Fund

Jali with pointed arch frame, India, The Katherine Kittredge McMillan Memorial Fund

With an eye toward the MIA-curated exhibition “Islamic Africa: Art & Architecture,” scheduled for 2016, Ruba Kana’an, head of Research and Publications at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, and Navina Haidar, curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will talk about their respective museums’ vision for the display, selection, and interpretation of Islamic art in North America.

The Aga Khan Museum, due to open in 2014 in Toronto, is dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, and display of artifacts—from various periods and geographies—relating to the intellectual, cultural, artistic, and religious heritage of Islamic communities. The collection contains more than a thousand artifacts and artworks and spans more than a thousand years of history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s triumphantly reimagined Islamic galleries opened in 2011. The galleries are now named “Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia” and feature over 1,200 objects on display in 15 galleries.

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Visit the African Art Affinity Group for more information on the MIA’s African arts collection and programs.

 

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