Fall 2014: The Arts of The Islamic World

Arts of Asia Lecture Series

Fall 2014: The Arts of The Islamic World

See schedule below
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 05 2014 except Fri Oct 31 2014, Fri Nov 28 2014.
August 22, 2014
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Samsung Hall
$20 per lecture drop-in (purchase at the door, after Museum general admission, subject to availability).

Videos of the lectures are now available on the Asian Art Museum's Apple Podcasts. Click here to view the available videos from this lecture series.

This will be the first time a lecture series on the arts of the Islamic world has been presented at the Asian Art Museum. The fifteen lectures in the series have been structured to provide a broad overview of both pre-Islamic and Islamic art. The subjects include pre-Islamic art in Iran, Central Asia, Arabia and Byzantium, painting, architecture, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy, Islam in India, attitudes towards images, and contemporary art.

As always, a distinguished roster of prominent scholars and curators has been assembled, several of whom will be coming from famous UK institutions such as Oxford and the British Museum.

August 22
Introduction Study Guide
Qamar Adamjee, AAM

August 29
An Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia Study Guide
David Stronach, UC Berkeley

September 5
Arts of Ancient Arabia Study Guide
Massumeh Farhad, Freer & Sackler

September 12
Assimilation and Conquest: Byzantine Sources for Islamic Art Study Guide
Helen Evans, Metropolitan Museum

September 19
Is there an Image Problem in Islam? Materials for the History of an Idea. Study Guide
Finbarr Barry Flood, NYU

September 26
Persian Painting: The First Golden Age (1300-1500) Study Guide
Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh

October 3
Seeing and Being Seen in Isfahan: Expanding Gaze for an Early Modern Capital Study Guide
Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania

October 10
Chinese Influence on Islamic Glazed Ceramics Study Guide
Oliver Watson, University of Oxford

October 17
Building Types in Islamic Architecture Study Guide
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer, San Francisco State University

October 24

The Visual Culture of Islam in India Study Guide
Alka Patel, UC Irvine

Ex Oriente Lux: Luxury Textiles and Oriental Carpets Study Guide

Carol Bier, Textile Museum, Washington D.C.

November 7
The Art of Islamic Calligraphy: A Journey through Time Study Guide

Maryam Ekhtiar, Metropolitan Museum

November 14
Seek Knowledge Even as Far as China: East-West Cultural Transmissions in Post Mongol Iran Study Guide

Ladan Akbarnia, British Museum

November 21
Modernism and Islamic Art Study Guide

Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University

November 28
No Class, Thanksgiving break

December 5
Imagining Europe at the Persian Court in the Seventeenth Century (1590-1720) Study Guide
Amy Landau, Walters Art Museum


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