07 mars 2012

Landmark Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Considers Two Centuries that Shaped the Medieval World

At the start of the seventh century, the eastern Mediterranean—from Syria through Egypt and across North Africa—was central to the spiritual and political heart of the Byzantine Empire, ruled from Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Yet, by the end of the same century, the region had become a vital part of the emerging Islamic world, as it expanded westward from Mecca and Medina. Opening March 14 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition represents the first major museum exhibition to focus on... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2010

'Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam' @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

'Kashkul', or 'Beggar's Bowl', with 'Portrait of Dervishes' and a 'Mounted Falconer', 1880 (A.H. 1280). Coco de mer shell and chain, Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 47.203.5 HOUSTON, TX.- Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, opening Sunday, May 16, 2010, is the first exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to be devoted to Sufism, a historic branch of Islam whose followers seek mystical union with God. Light of the Sufis travels to Houston from the Brooklyn Museum, where it was organized by the Hagop... [Lire la suite]
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