Learn/ Educators/ Curriculum Resources/ Art of the Islamic World/ Introduction

Introduction

Art of the Islamic World Map 1

Map 1: The Islamic World

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of Islamic art is one of the most important and comprehensive in the world. It comprises more than twelve thousand works of art created in a vast geographical area, stretching from Spain to India. This guide and the organization of the Museum's galleries emphasize the diversity of regional traditions and their cultural contexts, rather than presenting the art and culture of the Islamic world as a single monolithic entity dominated by religion.

Download PDF