Articles

Longing for Mecca - The Pilgrim’s Journey

A unique exhibition featuring Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, opened at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden (Netherlands). Magnificent objects, personal stories and in-depth reports present a comprehensive picture of this impressive pilgrimage, in which millions of people from all over the world take part each year. The exhibition is a result of collaboration with the British Museum in London.

A Taste of the Orient

The exhibition 'A Taste of the Orient' is presenting rarely seen works from the 17th century onwards and allows us to understand the contribution of scholars and collectors of Provence.

‘Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World’

SEVILLE, Spain / The Focus-Abengoa Foundation announced the organization of a major traveling exhibition of Islamic art and culture, spanning more than ten centuries and including artworks from throughout the Islamic world, which will open in Seville this October, and travel to the Dallas Museum of Art, USA in spring 2014.

In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art

Cambridge, MA / The Harvard Art Museums presents 'In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art', a special exhibition that showcases some 150 objects from the Persian cultural sphere, including luxury glazed ceramics of the early and medieval Islamic era, illustrated manuscripts of medieval epic poems, and lacquerware of the early modern era. The works in this little-known and largely unpublished collection represent 30 years of committed collecting by Mrs. Calderwood. 'In Harmony' is on display January 31 - June 1, 2013 at the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran

In celebration of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's twenty-fifth anniversary, the Freer and Sackler's extraordinary collection of luxury metalwork from ancient Iran goes on view in the connecting galleries between the two museums. The exhibition opens February 4, 2012 at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.