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Perspectives on the Middle East: Gallery Talks for August 2017

Courtney Stewart speaking in the Islamic Galleries

Courtney Stewart, Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Islamic Art, discusses medieval Spanish ivories from Islamic Cordoba in gallery 457

Since February, the Departments of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Islamic Art have hosted gallery talks focusing on specific themes and objects on display. Participants have enjoyed looking closely at objects from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the 19th century A.D. and have had their questions answered in the lively Q&A sessions following each talk.

We will continue these gallery talks throughout the summer. Every Friday afternoon in August, curators, researchers, and fellows from the Department of Islamic Art will give a set of fascinating 10-minute presentations, each followed by a 20-minute Q&A. We hope you'll start off your weekend by joining us for one or more!

Friday, August 4

3 pm, Gallery 451
"Iran and Europe: Artistic Exchanges," with Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator, Department of Islamic Art

3:30 pm, Gallery 450
"Marbled Paper and the Art of Collage," with Yana Van Dyke, Conservator, Department of Paper Conservation

Friday, August 11

3 pm, Gallery 458
"Conservation Discoveries in Carpets for Kings," with Janina Poskrobko, Conservator in Charge, Department of Textile Conservation

3:30 pm, Gallery 452
"Hidden Creatures," with Martina Rugiadi, Assistant Curator, Department of Islamic Art

Friday, August 18

3 pm, Gallery 453
"The Power of Ink," with Martina Rugiadi, Assistant Curator, Department of Islamic Art

3:30 pm, Gallery 463
"Mughal Jewels and Gemstones," with Courtney A. Stewart, Senior Research Assistant, Department of Islamic Art

Friday, August 25

3 pm, Gallery 453
"The Value of Gold," with Martina Rugiadi, Assistant Curator, Department of Islamic Art

3:30 pm, Gallery 459
"Ushak Carpets," with Giulia Chiostrini, Associate Conservator, Department of Textile Conservation

Islamic gallery talks

Alzahraa K. Ahmed, a Fellow in the Department of Islamic Art, engages visitors with a talk on early Qur'ans, in gallery 450


Related Exhibition

Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian Weaving, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in gallery 458 through August 27, 2017

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