BIBLE HISTORY DAILY

Met Reopens Galleries of Islamic Art

Bible and archaeology news

This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York reopened 15 galleries showcasing the art and architecture of the Islamic world. The galleries, which have undergone a dramatic renovation and transformation since they were closed in 2003, trace the diversity of Islamic art and civilization across more than 1,000 years and include precious manuscripts, glass pieces, carpets, metal work and countless other objects from southern Spain to the Middle East and beyond. Among the many highlights of the renovated galleries is the Damascus room (pictured), a nearly intact 18th-century reception chamber from a wealthy Syrian residence.
According to Thomas Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum, the new emphasis on geographic and regional diversity helps illustrate that “the monumentality of Islam did not create a single, monolithic artistic expression, but instead connected a vast geographic expanse through centuries of change and cultural influence.”

Met Reopens Galleries of Islamic Art

This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York reopened 15 galleries showcasing the art and architecture of the Islamic world.

Related Posts

Abydos Ramses II Offering Gifts to Gods
Mar 29
The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade

By: Jonathan Laden

Mar 28
The Gospel of Thomas’s 114 Sayings of Jesus

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

et-tell
Feb 17
Where Is Biblical Bethsaida?

By: Samuel DeWitt Pfister

The Jerusalem Citadel
Feb 5
What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff


Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Send this to a friend