Exhibition was on view: Friday, February 12 through Sunday, May 15, 2016
Featuring more than 100 outstanding works of art from the Newark Museum's extraordinary collections, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place will showcase the long history, vast geographic expanse and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world.
Two factors distinguish this exhibition: first, the inclusion of works from Southeast Asia and East and West Africa, areas largely overlooked in most exhibitions of Islamic art; and second, modern and contemporary works are featured side-by-side with historic objects.
Works in the exhibition cover nearly all media, ranging from carpets to dress to jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paintings, prints, calligraphy and photographs. This exhibition will surprise viewers with dazzling works that span over 1,400 years of artistry.
Curators of the exhibition were:
Katherine Anne Paul, Ph.D., Curator Arts of Asia
Kimberli Gant, Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Arts of Global Africa
This exhibition is supported in part by:
Schumann Fund for New Jersey
Special thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation for support of curatorial and conservation activities related to the exhibition.
This exhibition was 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 exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.