Join us for a virtual tour of the Museum’s 2016 exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place, which showcases the long history, vast geographic expanse and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world.
Two distinguishing factors about this exhibition: first, the inclusion of works from Southeast Asia and East and West Africa, areas largely overlooked in most exhibits of Islamic art; and second, modern and contemporary works are featured side-by-side with historic objects.
Molded Tile with Calligraphic, Floral and Geometric Motifs. Kashan, Iran, first half of the 13th century, late Abbasid Period (750-1258).
White paste clay body with white, blue, turquoise and luster glazes.
The Newark Museum of Art Gift of Herman A. E. Jaehne and Paul C. Jaehne, 1938 38.242
Works in the exhibition cover nearly all media, ranging from carpets to dress to jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paintings, prints, calligraphy and photographs.
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This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.