INK, SILK, AND GOLD: ISLAMIC TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
INK, SILK, AND GOLD:
ISLAMIC TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017 TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
Ink, Silk, and Gold features great works of Islamic art from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Never before presented in a dedicated exhibition, this collection covers virtually all aspects of Islamic art in almost all media, ranging from the 8thto the 21st century and from Spain to Indonesia. Through silver inlaid metalwork, Qur’an pages inscribed with gold, brocaded velvets, luster-painted ceramics, and more, it offers a window into many different facets of the dynamic and complex artistic traditions of the Islamic world.
The exhibition, which is accompanied by a catalogue, is arranged chronologically and regionally to introduce viewers to the rich world of Islamic art. Within this framework the exhibition emphasizes the material aspects of the objects, proceeding from the notion that meaning in Islamic art is rooted in the substance of an object – its color, shape, and texture.
For more information visit: http://www.cummermuseum.org/visit/art/exhibition/ink-silk-gold-islamic-treasures-museum-fine-arts-boston
Atlantic Institute and many members of the Board have been involved in the Advisory Committee and the Host Committee for this exhibition.
- ART FOR TWO: PRINTMAKING!
- ART ADVENTURES: ISLAMIC ART!
- DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: MEDIUM AND MEANING IN ISLAMIC ART WITH LAURA WEINSTEIN FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
- FREE TUESDAY LECTURE: MUSLIM ROOTS OF THE BLUES WITH AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN SYLVAINE DIOUF
- ART OF COOKING: TURKISH COFFEE AND SWEETS
- SUMMER NIGHTS ART CLASS: CALLIGRAPHY
- TALKS & TEA: INK, SILK, AND GOLD
- CONCERT: RIYAAZ QAWWALI
- INK, SILK, AND GOLD CLOSING CELEBRATION
Ink, Silk, and Gold Advisory Committee: Dr. Parvez Ahmed; Ms. Nancy Broner; Islamic Center of Northeast Florida; OneJax; Ms. Sabeen Perwaiz; Mobeen H. Rathore, MD; Alex Sivar; The Atlantic Institute; The Jacksonville Public Library
Ink, Silk, and Gold Host Committee: Yousif Abubakr and Manar Ahmed; Dr. Parvez and Savana Ahmed; Aasif and Shehnaz Bagdadi; Martha and Tom Baker; Mr. and Mrs. James G. Baldwin; Ms. Caroline Brinton; Ali and Nayla Chahlavi; Elizabeth Lovett Colledge; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Greene; Dr. Naeem and Naeema Haider; Nadia Amin and Dr. Ajmal Hameed; Jan Hirabayashi; Mr. Hank Holbrook and Mrs. Pam D. Paul; Dr. Ahmad and Yamna Irfan; Marty and Dick Jones; Yazan and Dima Khatib; Dr. Roger Murthy and Priyanka Murthy, Esq.; Dr. Zahir and Zakia Sarwar; Mr. Shakil and Tahera Saulat; Mr. Khwaja and Sheema Shaik; Alex Sivar and Santi Sekarsanti; David and Elaine Strickland
Ink, Silk, and Gold Exhibition Supporters: Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Tunstill; Mr. and Mrs. William L. Colledge; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Crews
Exhibition Season Presenting Sponsors: Ameris Bank; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; Robert D. and Isabelle T. Davis Endowment at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; The Schultz Family Endowment; State of Florida
Exhibition Season Sponsors: The Director’s Circle at the Cummer Museum; Carl S. Swisher Foundation, Inc.; Wells Fargo; Mr. Ryan A. Schwartz
Ponce de León Society: Fleet Landing
Talks & Tea Lecture Series: Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.
Tapas Tuesdays: VyStar Credit Union
In-Kind Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; DoubleTree Jacksonville Riverfront; Mussallem Galleries; Wingard Creative