Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place
Jun 23, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place, the most extensive exhibition of Islamic art to be shown in Oklahoma, represents over 1200 years of rich artistic creation, illustrating the great geographic expanse of the Islamic world.
Organized around five themes—architecture, hospitality, clothing, the art of writing, and cross-cultural exchange—the exhibition allows visitors to discover objects made from a wide variety of materials including ornately decorated clothing and textiles, elaborate jewelry and metalwork, and ornamented ceramics and furniture. Contemporary sculpture, photographs, and paintings show how artists today are exploring historic traditions to create innovative new work.
This exhibition includes artwork from across the world. Objects from Southeast Asia and East and West Africa are featured together with masterpieces from the Middle East, North Africa, and India, all highlighting the deep diversity and global impact of Islamic art.
Organized by the Newark Museum and featuring artwork from their extensive collection, the exhibition reflects the faith, cultures, artistic traditions, and everyday lives of Muslims across history and place.