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Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum



Ewer (Turkey (Ottoman)), c. 1530-1550 • hammered and chased gilt silver with enameled plaques, 27 x 16.5 cm (10 5/8 x 6 1/2) • Victoria and Albert Museum, London • Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Art
Ewer (Turkey (Ottoman)), c. 1530-1550
hammered and chased gilt silver with enameled plaques, 27 x 16.5 cm (10 5/8 x 6 1/2)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Art
Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum
UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C.  •  National Gallery of Art  •  Ongoing
 
This show includes 100 examples of the full range of the decorative arts--ceramics, textiles, carpets, metalwork, glass, woodwork, and more. The exhibition treats the Islamic art of the Middle East as the product of a culture in which not everyone was Muslim but in which Islam played a dominant role. The show is organized thematically as follows: The Written Word, Courts and Courtiers, Mosques, Shrines, and Churches, Artistic Exchange.

Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the exhibition is taking place while a new gallery for art of the Islamic Middle East is under development at the V&A. The exhibition will also travel to the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (April 3-September 4, 2005); the Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (October 22-December 11, 2005); and the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, England (January 14-April 16, 2006).

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