Exploring Islamic Art with the Met's Navina Haidar
Thu, Oct 03
6:00 PM — 7:40 PM
NAC160 Convent AvenueBetween 137 & 138th at Amsterdam
Navina Haidar will walk us through the Islamic Art Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.Major galleries for the art of the Islamic world, which opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, have welcomed over a million visitors to date. Presenting and interpreting the wide range of objects on display is one of the challenges and pleasures for the museum, which has developed rich resources in this area, from digital to print. Co-writer Haidar's new walking guide explores the themes of history, religion, royal patronage and cultural interconnection in Islamic art through the Met’s collection. This talk by Haidar highlights some of the most important objects on view and their fascinating stories.